Empty stores and restaurants in Beverly Hills, California, closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health harms of pandemic-driven mass unemployment will persist for decades, even after people find new jobs.
How do the major parties’ education commitments stack up?
If you’re confused about all the millions and billions thrown around for education by the two major parties, here’s the low-down on what the policies actually mean.
A demand-driven funding model increased enrolments dramatically.
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Communications and Arts Minister Mitch Fifield during a press conference in Canberra in June 2018. Over the last six years of Coalition government, there has been a lack of strong policy initiatives and a neglect of smaller arts organisations.
The Coalition government’s approach to arts and culture policy has been one of ad hocism and neglect. Perhaps most serious has been the damage done to the Australia Council and the ABC.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has announced a policy based on a solid principle of fairness, but with a second-best model of delivering social housing.
Labor has made a substantial commitment to tackling inequality in Australia, but has taken a second-best approach to overcoming the huge shortfall of social housing.
Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher, speaking on Q&A.
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Families benefit when fathers and mothers get paid parental leave.
The nation needs a more comprehensive approach to family leave and relief for parents with child care expenses. But the proposals the Trump team rolled out initially fell short.
Artisans are crucial for any economy.
The history of artisanal training and employment in South Africa has been one of systematic social exclusion and inequality.
Time to punch in.
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Angry rhetoric won’t get us anywhere.
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Bill Shorten has revealed a Labor plan to remove the tax-free concession available to people with high annual superannuation incomes.
AAP/Rebecca Le May
A Labor government would crack down on the superannuation tax breaks enjoyed by high income earners, raising more than $14 billion over ten years, under a policy released by Bill Shorten on Tuesday.