No one enjoys being unpopular, especially in our vain, materialistic and often dull contemporary Australia. Popularity is as important to Australians as soy flat-whites, low-hanging filament light bulbs, and the eponymous weekend real estate lift out. Oh, and having 24 … Read more “Australia, you’ve officially jumped the shark”
There has been much talk in the last few weeks and months about intergenerational fairness, in part because of the release of the government’s Intergenerational Report, which predictably details what young Australians already know: we have been shafted … Read more “There is no agenda for Australian youth”
Financial System Inquiry skewers housing speculation
A week is a long time in mainstream economic “analysis”. If the recent release of the final report from the Financial System Inquiry (the Murray inquiry) has not made you sit up and take … Read more “It’s official: housing speculation is bad for everyone in the long run”
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 “Senator Nick Xenophon Discusses Housing Petition Concerns”
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 “Labor Signals Return to a Forgotten Left-wing Principle: Land Tax”