Australia can’t run an uncapped temporary migration program with a capped permanent program and offer all temporary migrants a road to permanent residency.
The Albanese government has promised a centre for disease control. Its main focus has to be health equity for disadvantaged groups.
Open-plan classrooms can be very noisy. And this is bad for all students, especially those with hearing or learning difficulties.
Australia’s fuel tax credit scheme lacks a clear rationale or purpose. Reforming it can save the federal budget $4 billion a year.
The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce report is light on detail but lays out clear directions and includes big reforms. However, change won’t be easy.
Among the more arresting figures are that Clive Palmer spent more than the Labor Party on the 2022 election, and for the first time since 2010, the party that had the biggest wallet didn’t win.
A new report from the Grattan Institute calls for tutoring at school, in school hours to be rolled out across Australia.
Neither NSW Labor nor the NSW Coalition is actually proposing to axe stamp duty. Neither are any of the other states or territories, apart from the ACT.
High home prices are boosting inheritances, meaning positions in society increasingly owe more to which family you’re born into than to talent or hard work. But there are solutions.
Politicisation of taxpayer-funded advertising is wasteful and creates an uneven playing field in elections.
Energy bills are about to hurt. But what can the government actually do to ease the pain?
A new Grattan report recommends making general practice a team sport, using the skills of other clinicians and health-care workers.
Labor and the Coalition are promising $19 billion between them for transport projects – way down on the $163 billion promised in 2018 – but they’re as scornful of proper assessment processes as ever.
It’s easy to spot the similarities in how this first Labor budget and its Coalition predecessors approached transport projects. Their eye-watering spending isn’t supported by proper assessments.
Victoria’s new renewable plan is welcome - but it relies on building unsexy and challenging new transmission lines across the state.
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A new Grattan Institute report found only 15% of surveyed teachers have access to a high-quality bank of teaching materials at their school.
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Using taxpayer-funded advertising for political advantage is rife, but there are ways it can be curbed.
End of an era: Hazelwood chimney demolition.
The answer? By closing a highly polluting power station - and ramping up renewables.
One challenge is the minimum wage for temporary skilled migrants; another is the pathway from temporary to permanent residency.
Like Australia, the Australian economy is getting older and slower. Revitalisation should start at school.