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Population Minister Alan Tudge outlining the benefits of a targeted immigration program at a parliament house press conference on Wednesday. ANDREW TAYLOR/AAP

The government is right - immigration helps us rather than harms us

Australian evidence backs up the governments contention that immigration boosts rather than cuts living standards.
Things will continue to look good enough for long enough to help the government fight the election. Beyond that, the Conversation Economic Panel is worried. Wes Mountain/The Conversation

No surplus, no share market growth, no lift in wage growth. Economic survey points to bleaker times post-election

The Conversation has assembled a forecasting team of 19 academic economists from 12 universities across six states. Together, they assign a 25% probability to a recession within two years.
How much judges are paid is a thorny issue for governments. It shouldn’t be. Rawpixel/Unsplash

Why politics shouldn’t influence how much we pay judges

Secure and appropriate compensation for judges is a constitutionally recognized component of judicial independence. Here's why politics must not be allowed to interfere with it.
Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to own a house, have a bank account and have a job that offers health insurance. MNStudio/shutterstock.com

Low-income parents want a white picket fence, not just money, before getting married

A new study suggests that Americans face an 'economic bar' to marriage. Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to have a house, a bank account and a job that offers health insurance.
It looks good, but where did this pork come from? Artem Shadrin

Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins

Food suppliers and sellers around the world are using blockchain technologies to ensure that what consumers buy is labeled clearly and accurately.
At least in the movies, Superman is getting less productive. We are scarcely any more productive than we were two years ago, and it is weighing on wages. Shutterstock

Unlocking Australia’s productivity paradox. Why things aren’t that super

In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia's productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.

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