Finance News

We've stockpiled more than $200 billion of extra savings

The federal government says the economy won't "fall off a cliff" when it scraps COVID-19 income support measures because homes and businesses have stockpiled billions of dollars.


Hang in there Australia - we're only halfway through the COVID maratho

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

University funding shortfalls force cuts to 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

Relief for thousands who need crucial cancer, Parkinson’s medication

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’.


Could Centrelink changes sink the economy?

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


Australians turn to Australian Made during the pandemic

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.


Not as bad as it seems: Expert busts a common 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.

Federal Government

Relax, losing access to China won’t make us the ‘poor white trash of Asia’

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.

Finance News

Where the recession has been 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 is last in OECD for manufacturing self-sufficiency

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

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