Honesty...what's that?

When the Charter of Budget Honesty was introduced by the Howard/Costello government…

Waiting To Exhale - Joe Hockey's Delicate Condition

All political parties have their heroes. Figures who tower over other former leaders. For…

Liberals Complain That The Facts Are Showing A…

Interviewer: Good morning, today we have the Treasurer of Australia, Mr Hoe…

Our Future

I do not profess to being an investment whiz or understanding all…

'Middle-Out' Economics

Here it is. Here is the wealth inequality narrative progressives have been…

June 28, 1914

A guest post by Alan Knox. Alan lives in California where he studies…

Rich wankers

Let me start out by saying that I know many rich people…

Tell me what I want to hear

As it becomes increasingly apparent that households will not be $550 a…

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Honesty...what's that?

Kaye Lee

When the Charter of Budget Honesty was introduced by the Howard/Costello government in 1998 it was intended to provide a framework for the conduct of Government fiscal policy. “The purpose of the Charter is to improve fiscal policy outcomes. The Charter provides for this by requiring fiscal strategy to be based…

Tell me what I want to hear

Kaye Lee

As it becomes increasingly apparent that households will not be $550 a year better off without the carbon tax we hear the rhetoric change.  Andrew Laming said “It will be $550 lower than it otherwise would be, but if other elements have made prices go up then you won't see a…

'Middle-Out' Economics

Victoria Rollison

Here it is. Here is the wealth inequality narrative progressives have been searching for. Yesterday I wrote about rich wankers and a couple of helpful commenters contributed the following two articles on the subject of wealth inequality: 'Middle-Out' Economics: Why the Right's Supply-Side Dogma Is Wrong The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us…

Liberals Complain That The Facts Are Showing A Distinct Bias…

Rossleigh

Interviewer: Good morning, today we have the Treasurer of Australia, Mr Hoe Jockey, Good morning, Mr Jockey. Jockey: Good morning. Interviewer: Now,…

My Last Post?

John Lord

In the everyday context of reading and interpreting the written word. Does grammar matter? Should those who have good grammatical…

Politics

Waiting To Exhale - Joe Hockey's Delicate Condition

Edward Eastwood

All political parties have their heroes. Figures who tower over other former leaders. For the ALP it's Gough Whitlam. For the modern…

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Our Future

Kaye Lee

I do not profess to being an investment whiz or understanding all the nuances of government finance, but I am…

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Rich wankers

Victoria Rollison

Let me start out by saying that I know many rich people who have a social conscience and for whom…

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Is there really such a thing as national debt?

John Kelly

In a recent article by Warwick Smith in The Guardian, a group of economists refuted three of the government's…

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Abbott and MH17 - Manufacturing Outrage

Edward Eastwood

Politicians like disasters. It gives them a chance to appear statesman like and humanitarian while evincing sorrow for the victims. Depending on…

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Australia beckons India: more antagonism from the Abbott Government toward…

The AIM Network

Is the Abbott Government playing a major part in inflaming and destabilising the security of the Asia-Pacific Region? Dr Strobe…

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Environment

Climate change is irrelevant

The AIM Network

In the argument for investment in renewable energy in Australia, the existence, or non-existence of climate change is irrelevant, writes…

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Laggards or Leaders

Kaye Lee

While Joe Hockey labels Australians as "lifters or leaners", governments are similarly judged as "laggards or leaders".  In one fell…

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Why Jonathan Moylan's Whitehaven Hoax Was Great

Kate O'Callaghan

Anti-coal activist Jonathan Moylan left court today still in the dark about his fate, after his sentencing for breaching Section…

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Social Justice

June 28, 1914

John Lord

A guest post by Alan Knox. Alan lives in California where he studies Sociology at the State University. He formerly from…

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Kids and Capuchins

Kaye Lee

While children may lack the cynicism that comes with age, the sophistication that comes with experience, or the confidence that…

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Talk about stubborn!

Kaye Lee

Yesterday I heard Joe Hockey interviewed.  When asked about Tony’s pet Paid Parental Leave Scheme he had the unmitigated gall…

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The permanent solution to the challenges of global development

The AIM Network

Denis Bright reviews a paper written by Simon Weihofen (Doctoral Candidate at Volkswagen AG) about the need for new global…

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Being a man is a serious business

The AIM Network

Now is the time for Australian men to man up and stand up for their values, and stop acting like…

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Rumours of War

Sean Stinson

"The question was how we should manoeuvre them into the position of firing the first shot without allowing too much…

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