We’re only halfway through the COVID marathon

The cold reality is that all the COVID controls we use now will be in place for the next nine to 12 months.

Health news

Funding cuts threaten vital research

University research on cures for heart disease, stroke, cancer, brain injury and motor neurone disease is being stopped by massive funding shortfalls.

Federal Budget

Cancer, Parkinson’s patients get relief

Treatments become cheaper under changes to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listings.

Centrelink – Services Australia

An ‘Age Pension’ for all Australians?

The Liveable Income Guarantee – a payment subject to Age Pension-type tests and available to all who make a ‘contribution’.


Centrelink changes could sink economy

Economic doomsayers are predicting dire outcomes for the Australian economy as cuts to JobSeeker and JobKeeper are set to take effect.


Pandemic revives Australian Made loyalty

Consumer research reveals 89 per cent of Australians believe we should be producing more products locally, primarily to reduce Australia’s reliance on other countries.

Federal Government

What if we lose access to China?

Even if we lose access to China, Australia will never prove former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s famous prediction that we will become the poor white trash of Asia.


Busting a big COVID myth

While Australia has entered its first recession in 30 years, according to one foremost economist, things aren’t as bad as they seem.

Finance News

Where recession is biting hardest

Australia’s recession is the deepest since the Great Depression. Economist Peter Martin outlines the key areas affected and tells why the Treasurer might need more duct tape to hold the economy together.


Retirement income system fails this group

A key area the government’s Retirement Income Review must tackle.


Australia last in self-sufficiency

A new report from The Australia Institute's Centre for Future Work ranks Australia last among OECD countries for manufacturing self-sufficiency.


Government lockdown costs exaggerated?

Since the start of this pandemic there has been profound confusion about the economic cost of the virus compared to the economic cost of lockdowns, says economics professor Richard Holden.

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