Dr Karl shouldn’t be afraid of getting political - as long as he’s doing it for science, not politicians.
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Dr Karl has been criticised for fronting adverts for a government report he turned out not to agree with. But despite his lapse in judgement, he hasn't seriously breached his journalistic ethics.
Housing security matters for older Australians like the residents of Millers Point, Sydney, who fear having to make way for development.
Without affordable and secure housing that meets the needs of older Australians, the nation cannot hope to sustain the productivity that is needed to secure future prosperity.
One in ten pensioners will live for 10 years or more beyond the average person.
The policy solution to the ageing population laid out in the Intergenerational Report benefits the better-off in the future over the less well-off today.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has had yet another bad week.
The Abbott government has followed one step forward by a couple back. After an improved performance became the media story of last week, it's been slipping and sliding all over the place.
Traffic congestion in the major cities is expected to cost Australians A$20.4 billion a year by 2020.
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Linking population growth with productivity and labour participation is problematic, just one of many questionable assumptions made in the Intergenerational Report.
Australia’s waterside cities and towns are under threat from rising sea levels unless more is done to stop CO2 emissions.
The 2015 Intergenerational Report underestimated the threat of climate change. An open letter from environmental and climate scientists.
Generation Y should be able to afford a more expensive lifestyle than their baby boomer parents.
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If we accept that the rich should subsidise the poor, then Gen Y should be subsidising the baby boomers.
The 2015 Intergenerational Report gives only half the picture of health care spending.
The Commonwealth appears to have its health outlays more or less under control. The problem for the states, however, is dire.
Australia’s projected population for 2050 in the fourth Intergenerational Report is 1.9 million larger than the 35.9 million projected by the third report.
How appropriate were the fourth Intergenerational Report's demographic assumptions? Should greater attention be paid to the potential consequences of population growth?
The Pre-election Fiscal and Economic Outlook is prepared by the Treasurer’s advisers, but the Intergenerational Report is the Treasurer’s document.
Forecasts released under the Charter of Budget Honesty are on the wrong time horizon and need greater transparency.
The three scenarios in Joe Hockey’s Intergenerational Report present very different pictures of the future budget situation.
The Intergenerational Report may actually be underestimating the scale of the budgetary challenges ahead.
Puzzling omission: the Intergenerational Report is light on detail about the future of superannuation.
A discussion about what superannuation will look like in the future is essentially from the Intergenerational Report.
Treasurer Joe Hockey didn’t mention climate change in his speech on Australia’s prospects for 2055.
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Climate change barely rates a mention in the Intergenerational Report, despite the huge potential costs. Peter Christoff says the only way to overcome this short-sightedness is to end the politics and make the review independent.
Treasurer Joe Hockey said the Intergenerational Report was ‘a social compact between the generations’.
By mid-century, Australia will have about 40,000 people aged 100 and above – well more than 300 times the 122 centenarians there were in 1975, according to the Intergenerational Report released on Thursday.
Women and older people form two ‘armies’ Treasurer Joe Hockey is hoping will help protect Australia’s future prosperity.
Experts question where the jobs for older Australians will come from.
Joe Hockey’s Intergenerational Report, though scary in parts, is basically a lesson in compound interest.
By bringing previous government policy into the Intergenerational Report, Treasurer Joe Hockey has overlooked many questions Australians want answers to now.
Treasurer Joe Hockey will release the latest intergenerational report on Thursday.
The headline on each Intergenerational Report has focused on the fiscal calamity that might await us: but there is a more positive message.
The tax burden of a carbon tax could come to represent a benefit for future generations.
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Discouraging carbon emissions via a carbon tax could deliver the government much needed revenue.
The Intergenerational Report is to frame the story for Treasurer Joe Hockey’s second budget.
The government wants the public to take several political messages out of the Intergenerational Report Joe Hockey is releasing on Thursday.
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey is preparing to make the case for generational change.
A brief look at intergenerational reports past shows just how difficult it is to deliver long-term reform.