Last week I had the opportunity to speak to Senator Nick Xenophon about our petition against his plans to allow first home buyers to use superannuation funds for housing deposits. It seems he had at least taken some small notice … Read more
Labor Returning to its Economic Justice Roots?
I’ve been struggling to find a news item about this – apart from one pay-walled article in the Australian Financial Review and a Hallelujah from Prosper Australia – but Chris Bowen has just … Read more
There seems to finally be an emerging awareness amongst traditional media in Australia of the intractable problem caused by our epic housing bubble coinciding with the end of the commodities and mining investment boom. In the words of certain pundits … Read more
Like most Australians, I nearly fell over laughing when Tony Abbott claimed that Labor was to blame for the LNP’s ICAC woes. So, in the spirit of giving Tony some friendly advice, which seems to be all the rage … Read more
Rational Radical is a blog dedicated to alternative evidence-based analysis and commentary on Australian political economy. Like many other under-represented Australians, my chief concern is our failure to pursue a genuinely progressive reform agenda, a failure which will eventually and … Read more