A super policy that encourages people to save now and spend later might seem like a good idea, but Ian McAuley explains that removing the tax on superannuation drawings will increase inequities, weaken the government’s revenue base, distort incentives and… more
Last week Nicholas Gruen argued that the Australia Institute’s Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) was systematically biased towards pessimism about our economic welfare. This week he looks at how the GPI might be broadened.
In the battle of ideas, our faith in democracy has taken too many bullets, writes Lindy Edwards. To resuscitate it, we need confidence in our ability to achieve more through cooperation than we can through competition.
It’s now easier than ever for corporations to donate to political parties, but the return on their investment is more than our democracy can afford, say Lee Rhiannon and Norman Thompson
When companies can use the courts to prevent concerned citizens from criticising their products, its time for legal reforms to protect public interest advocacy groups, writes Bob Burton
Ripping up AWAs is just the beginning, argues Christian Seibert. We need to reinvent industrial relations for a new economic age.
Recently, Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough proposed that young Aboriginal people from remote communities could be showcased in front-of-house roles at five star hotels in Australiaâ€™s major cities.
Nicholas Gruen likes the Australia Institute’s attempt to create a broader measure of economic wellbeing but is disappointed by the Genuine Progress Indicator’s left-handed approach to accounting.
Daniel Donahoo flips the standard approach to young parenthood upside down with a call for policies to support more people to have kids earlier.