Many other businesses are already involved in OBOR, albeit with a cautious approach.
Australia has so far declined China’s offer to formally link the Northern Australia project to OBOR. But it risks losing out on trade and investment if the government doesn't take a stronger approach.
Because the threshold for the Medicare levy exemption is based on family income, the reform will reinforce the move towards higher effective tax rates on low income second earners in a family.
With its recent budget changes, the government is proposing a rise in marginal tax rates across a wide band of middle incomes and a marginal tax rate cut for the top.
The chancellor looks ever more secure as a surge by the SPD falls flat in North-Rhine Westphalia.
There are new requirements for various welfare payment recipients in the latest federal budget.
The government is reinforcing the dichotomy between "them" and "us" with this budget's welfare changes, but it lacks solid evidence of effectiveness.
Through subtle parallels to our own lives and choices, literature can help us make sense of political upheavals.
After 71 dead refugees were found in an abandoned refrigeration truck in September 2015, the Bochum Theater organized a public reenactment of the tragedy.
In Germany – a country where going to the theater is a deeply ingrained cultural tradition – the stage is a place to confront pressing political issues.
Andy Burnham, the new Mayor of Greater Manchester, talking at an event at Salford University in March.
Mark Waugh Photography/University of Salford
What we can learn from the election of the new 'metro mayors' and why there are reasons to be cheerful.
The latest ANUpoll shows that Australians are very concerned that future generations may be locked out of home ownership.
Australians are in favour of housing affordability changes that the government still doesn't support, an ANU poll shows.
The political legacy of Abbott's broken promises contributed to Malcolm Turnbull's near-death experience at last July's federal election. ThisTurnbull government budget will be largely about burying the legacy of its predecessor.
Big gains for the Conservative party.
Everything you need to know about the recent local and mayoral elections.
The poll asked whether forecasting for the budget should be taken away from Treasury and be given to another independent agency.
Polled economists say another independent body wouldn't necessairly do a better job of economic forecasting for the budget than Treasury.
High school and college students protested Trump’s inauguration at Seattle Central College in January.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
When it comes to politics these days, it feels like everything is 'my way or the highway.' What can colleges do to end this moral fundamentalism and get students listening to each other?
If wages just grow at the rate of the last 12 months, rather than at the higher growth in the budget forecasts, income tax collections will be A$7 billion less for 2019-20.
Wonky forecasts show it's time for a new approach that adopts more conservative forecasts, and makes a genuine commitment to budget repair.
Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas announced a raft of spend measures in the latest budget.
The Victorian budget brought with it an increase in privatisation, which follows on from other state budgets, but the evidence for efficiency in this type of system isn't there.
Politics podcast: Jane Halton on how to make a federal budget.
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In a special budget podcast for the University of Canberra's Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, Michelle Grattan discusses with Jane Halton the makings of a federal budget.
Cities could be viewed as under-performing brands – ripe for a bit of focused investment and visible leadership from the new metro mayors.
The new GST laws will force Ebay and other online marketplaces to pay GST on goods sold by overseas sellers.
The governments move to include low-value online bought goods in the GST doesn't treat overseas and local sellers in the same way.
Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan flanked by Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas and Director General Lungile Fuzile.
The framing of the prevailing political protests in South Africa shows too much focus on the role of individuals. This is dangerous in hearkening back to the flawed Great Man Theory.
This episode of The Anthill podcast delves into the world of memory. We talk to psychologists, historians and political scientists about how and why we remember some things and forget others.
If we want to stop kicking the innovation football back and forth – we need to move industry policy to a more prominent place in the political agenda.
The federal government spends over A$10 billion plus a year on industry policies but we have little idea how effective they have been. Programs are regularly dropped before we even know if they work. Think…