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Labor leader Bill Shorten has shown, with the announcement of the party’s super plan, that he’s willing to cooperate with the government on some measures. Mick Tsikas/AAP

A super test for Australia’s political system

Labor's superannuation plan shows some promise for budget repair, if the two parties can compromise where it counts.
Turnbull might be hamstrung by his barely-there majority. AAP Image/Paul Miller

Can Malcolm Turnbull do climate and energy policy now?

Malcolm Turnbull returns to the helm with a wafer-thin majority and a significant element in his government who still oppose climate action - can he defy the odds and serve up some credible policy?
At the moment there is official classification for gig work, like the type uber drivers do. Reynaldo Vasconcelos/Newzulu

Workers are taking on more risk in the gig economy

Workers in the gig economy have to deal with labour insecurity but they also take on more risk by using their own money to buy the tools they need to work.
The uncertainty in financial markets from Brexit throws a spanner in the works of the election campaign in its final week. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Business Briefing: Zombie measures, crackdowns and Brexit worries

Business Briefing: Zombie measures, crackdowns and Brexit worries. The Conversation14.4 MB (download)
As the world tries to get a handle on what a Brexit means, D-Day looms for both Labor and the Coalition.
Those teachers who upgraded to an early childhood teaching degree were most likely to leave the profession. from www.shutterstock.com

One in five early childhood educators plan to leave the profession

20% of surveyed early education educators said they want to leave their job due to low pay, volume of paperwork and feeling undervalued.
Malcolm Turnbull and his colleagues have pointed $1 billion of the government’s existing green energy funding towards the Great Barrier Reef. AAP/Lukas Coch

PolicyCheck: What are the parties really offering to save the Great Barrier Reef?

The Coalition has ramped up the race to fund the Great Barrier Reef's protection. All three major parties have promised hundreds of millions of dollars, but where from, and what will they be spent on?

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