The Mega Millions lotto pot for Jan. 15 is the second largest it’s ever been. Taxes on the lotto go to state governments, but often the money isn’t spent in quite the way it’s supposed to be.
The World Bank is giving $160 billion to help bolster the world’s weaker health systems – but it needs to do more.
Boris Johnson has proposed the public ‘bung a bob for a Big Ben bong’ to commemorate Brexit.
Inequality has reached untenable levels – public spending and wealth taxes are needed.
As MPs flounder over Brexit, rain is leaking into the House of Commons. Was there ever a more fitting time to discuss what this building is for and what it should look like?
Austerity policies cut Britain’s brief recovery from the financial short and brought recession, stagnation and growing poverty.
With a federal election looming within a year, our panel looks at what each state and territory has been handed in the budget - and why it matters.
The New South Wales government has come in for heavy criticism over its $2 billion plan to knock down and rebuild two of Sydney’s largest sports stadiums.
Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.
Putting money into the hands of local communities will be a more useful antidote to the whims of world capitalism.
A new division tasked with delivering the country’s economic goals should be the first step.
As the government moves ahead with its industrial plan, a new report signals it will have to start doing things differently.
The neediest suburbs get a much poorer deal in Sydney than in Melbourne. A new study provides a suburb-by-suburb breakdown of state investment, including what facilities and services have been funded.
It's not all about health and wealth.
A zero rate for business could actually be a progressive move and would reflect the anti-bureaucratic spirit of Brexit.
Athens can celebrate two consecutive quarters of growth. Berlin must stomach some weakness. Everyone should remember cheap money isn’t free money.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is facing a $1.3 billion budget chop as part of the federal government’s savings measures. But sacrifice the lead agency for green energy development
A new report highlights how little we know about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to publicly-funded Indigenous programs. It’s a similar story in other policy areas – but we can do better.
Rates of corporation tax have a very human impact.
In the midst of a rapidly growing economy, research budget shortcomings threaten a young scientific community that struggles to stay afloat.