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A better way for the government to stimulate the economy

Ian McAuley's picture

Are the measures in the Budget the best way to make progress on the structural issues Australia is facing? Ian McAuley and Miriam Lyons suggest a more assured way to revitalise the economy.

Cuts to aid funding in the Budget 2015 unfair and short-sighted

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The Government announced severe cuts to Australia’s aid funding in the Budget 2015. Dr Kylie Bourne explains why lifting people in our region out of poverty is in our own interest.

Branding war: Anzac vulgarity and the cult of austerity

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Woolworths was forced to take down its “Fresh in Our Memories” ANZAC Day ad campaign after it was criticised as tasteless. Binoy Kampmark says commercialising war for profit is nothing new.

An inclusive society for all

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One of Australia’s greatest resources is the diversity of its population. The Hon Philip Ruddock MP says this demonstrates to the rest of the world that you can have a cohesive and inclusive society for all.

Test your strategies with the ASX Sharemarket Game

Tony Hunter's picture

In the ASX Sharemarket Game participants are given a virtual amount of money to invest with the challenge to make it grow. Tony Hunter, Head of Education at ASX, says the game is popular amongst teachers as a way of bringing real world events into the classroom.

A shock but not a surprise

Simon Cowan's picture

Car manufacturer Holden is leaving the Australian market. Simon Cowan argues that structural change is a necessity for Australia, but urges the government to provide a safety net for suffering workers.

The GrainCorp deal: Choosing between open for business or grower control

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that it will be federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s decision alone if a foreign acquisition of Australia’s largest agribusiness GrainCorp will go ahead. Tim Mazzarol provides background to a contentious issue.

End anti-competitive discounting of national supermarket chains

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The two national supermarket chains are locking shoppers in with cross-subsidised fuel and grocery deals, argues Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association. He urges both Government and Opposition to stand up for the consumers in Australia.

Prime Minister, this Asian Century is so last century

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It's not the first time Australians have heard about how important Asia is to our future, but when PM Julia Gillard released a road map China was the main focus. Stephen Kirchner says we still have some unfinished business in the region.

Uranium trade spearheads development of India partnership

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The Queensland Government has decided to recommence uranium mining following Julia Gillard's recent dicussions with India over the sale of uranium to the country. Michael Angwin says that decision supports the national interest.