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.
Labor's superannuation plan shows some promise for budget repair, if the two parties can compromise where it counts.
Donald Trump in Scotland – musicians have asked that he refrain from using their songs at his political events.
The golden days of the 1960s protest song may be past, but music is still used across the world as a vehicle to voice political views. More than a sideshow, it can be a form of mobilisation and an expression of 'soft power'.
There is a risk of cyber attack from China on Australian assets like Ausgrid.
There is a real threat from Chinese ownership of electricity networks such as Ausgrid. The Treasurer needs to be more frank about these threats.
At least it’s not a bacon sandwich.
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The Labour Party leader faces a hostile press, but needs a better media strategy.
Is there a historical parallel to Donald Trump’s rise?
The Athenian politician Cleon was one of the earliest demagogues. An effective, if vulgar speaker, he made extravagant promises and delivered extravagant accusations.
Waiting for Superman.
Britain's central bank governor Mark Carney is like a prize fighter throwing his last, limp punches.
This playful form of rebellion is empowering people all over the world to move freely around their cities.
Australia can learn from the failings of New Zealand’s welfare system.
Australia should learn from the failings of New Zealand's investment approach to welfare.
The steel industry has been the focus of anti-dumping measures.
The Australian government is using anti-dumping laws are a tool for protecting industries which aren't competitive, at a cost to consumers.
London’s trading strength has evolved from dockyard cranes to high finance.
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As the budget deficit fades from political view, anxiety shifts to the much wider current account deficit. It may signal UK dynamism, but neither financing nor closing it look easy after Brexit.
The silence at the end of Rio 2016 will only last until we switch on our televisions for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Olympic Games are a theatre — sometimes farce, sometimes tragedy, reality TV, morality play or soap opera — where geopolitical, social and technological dramas are played out.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan closes the Republican National Convention.
Party platforms help create parties, not the other way around. A political party expert explains what platforms are, why they matter and for whom.
HILDA data shows superannuation will soon overtake the family home as the major asset owned by Australians.
Superannuation changes are sorely needed because recent data shows only a small number of wealthy Australians are accumulating wealth through it.
“Every day I wake up determined to deliver for the people I have met all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned.”
Trump appeared surprisingly presidential. According to a scholar of American political rhetoric, there were echoes of Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.
Now that the election is done and dusted what needs to change in politics?
The major parties seem to be having considerable difficulty drawing lessons from the recent election campaign. Of course, there are many. The most obvious, but probably the most difficult for them to accept…
The chips are down.
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SoftBank's US$32 billion deal for the Cambridge company makes use of the weak pound and may presage more to come.
Disputed: Taiping Island, in the South China Sea.
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Business Briefing: Trouble in the South China Sea.
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The international court ruling against China's expansion in the South China Sea puts Australia in a tricky situation.
For art to imitate life is understandable, but politics inspired by films can be a recipe for disaster.
A greyhound at a protest the abuse of greyhounds at the hands of the racing industry.
The greyhound industry has been numerous opportunities to reform like any other industry. But it failed and that why it deserves to be shut down.
Do the Chancellor’s sums add up.
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Rates of corporation tax have a very human impact.