Is it curtains for Clive? What COVID means for populism in Australia

Given Clive Palmer's love of publicity stunts and populist policies, one might be tempted to see him as a miniature, Antipodean Donald Trump - but that would be misleading.

Superannuation News

Government considering choice between super increase or pay rise

The Morrison government is under fire for considering an opt-in model for its legislated superannuation increase.


Questions raised over efficacy of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Questions have been raised over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, with the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology saying it may not be effective enough to generate herd immunity.

Federal Government

Tax cuts doing their bit to ease the pandemic strain

The federal government's tax cuts and low income concessions have put around $7 billion into the pockets of nearly 8 million Australians in the past six months.


San Francisco has banned gas in new buildings. Is Australia next?

San Francisco has now joined other US cities in banning natural gas in new homes.


COVID-19 vaccine trials abandoned

Hopes that Australia's vaccine would end COVID crisis founder on false HIV positives.


Reports 'demonic' robo-debt algorithms are now targeting pensioners

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has called on the government to protect pensioners from Centrelink's latest 'robo-monster'.

Federal Government

How to transform our aged care mess into a system that puts older Australians first

Australia’s aged care is a Soviet-style mess and focuses on the transactional relationships between government and providers rather than providing for the people it’s meant to support.

Travel News

Vouchers to visit regional Victoria

Victorian government announces plan to entice travel to the state’s regions.

Banking & Investment

‘Harmful law’: Coalition slammed for major financial overhaul

The government’s decision to axe responsible lending laws has come under fire from 122 consumer and community groups who fear the damage the change will cause.

Federal Government

Government considers pausing superannuation increases

The government has released the findings from the Retirement Income Review at long last and appears poised to use it to pause legislated increases to the superannuation guarantee.


The big problem with the Murdoch media no one is talking about

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has been under attack of late, with calls for a royal commission into Australian media ownership putting Murdoch's media monopoly in the spotlight. But there's another problem the media isn't talking about – how it treats women leaders.

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