What is a well-being budget? It’s a process that seeks to set consistent long-term priorities, instead of changing priorities according to political expediency.
Josh Frydenberg says halving the fuel excise will save a family with two cars $700. Our calculations show for most households it will be less.
Changes in the latest federal budget will mostly affect people who need multiple medicines throughout the year, perhaps for chronic disease. But there are other ways to reduce drug costs.
Look beyond the fanfare about large infrastructure projects like Hells Gate and what we are left with is a largely business-as-usual budget for regional Australia
The lack of reform to childcare - a huge cost-of-living pressure - is the biggest missed opportunity of the week.
Australia’s environment law needs a comprehensive overhaul – not the politically motivated tinkering delivered on Tuesday night.
The Australian Human Rights Commission now faces twin crises of insufficient funding and threats to its global standing.
There is a crisis in women’s safety but the commitments are piecemeal and some aren’t even new.
When the Census Bureau’s count of the population is inaccurate, it affects representation and government spending. Correcting errors isn’t always allowed.
Republicans and a few Democrats say the Build Back Better plan would increase the already fast pace of inflation.
Congress is working on a spending bill to avert another government shutdown. Scholars explain what’s in store if they fail.
Natural gas was once widely seen as a bridge fuel to renewable energy. But the industry’s methane leaks make it a larger global warming threat than people realized.
To cut enough greenhouse gas emissions, the world will need technologies that are still being developed, particularly for industries that are tough to clean up, like cement, steel and shipping.
In the latest release of polls, the Morrison government also leads Albanese’s Labor when it comes to economic management.
The Morrison government could have backed Australia’s clean energy sector to create jobs and stimulate the post-pandemic economy. Instead, it’s sending the nation on a fool’s errand.
Budget 2021 includes significant investment in Indigenous communities. Moving forward, post-pandemic recovery and future budgets need to address systemic inequalities.
In a new report, we outline four important steps the government must take to achieve real change in Australia’s aged-care system.
Australia is being paid to borrow. For those funds at least, borrowing is the opposite to a burden on the budget.
Not all chaplains are religious and Australia’s chaplaincy program actually prohibits preaching or religious practice.
The Trump administration has cut funding for infectious disease research and reduced high-level staffing for global health security, leaving the nation less prepared for major outbreaks.