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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.
Heading for failure: shifting the burden of social development programs to business enterprises may prove to be a huge mistake by India’s national government. Shutterstock

India’s grand experiment in corporate social responsibility is heading for trouble

India requires large enterprises to spend 2% of their profits on corporate social responsibility projects. It's a bold idea, but looks doomed to fail.
Women tend to get thrown into teaching rather than research, and tend to have their research overlooked. Shutterstock

Why women in economics have little to celebrate

Fewer girls study economics today than 25 years ago, perhaps because they have become aware of the barriers to progress.
In July 2018, public servants went on strike to demand fair wages. from www.shutterstock.com

Overworked and underpaid: the revival of strikes in New Zealand

Last year, more than 70,000 workers walked off their jobs in New Zealand – the highest number of people on strike since the late 1980s. The reasons for the strike wave are political and economic.