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Budget vision

By Warwick Smith No other event equals the release of a federal budget for a clear statement of what the government really intends for the country. Almost everything else they do is smoke and mirrors. The budget tells us who … Continue reading

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New article in The Conversation about land taxes

This just published today. Go here for the original. BCA wants your home taxed – and it’s actually a good idea By Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne Housing affordability is an issue that perennially haunts political discourse. It rarely becomes … Continue reading

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Brown coal Victoria’s economic saviour. Really? Are they serious?

The Victorian Minister for State Development, Peter Ryan, spoke in State Parliament: Victoria has one of the world’s most extensive brown coal deposits and the government is committed to maximising the opportunities to develop this resource in support of economic … Continue reading

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Women’s superannuation

Mark Bouris recently wrote a column for the Age and Sydney Morning Herald about women and superannuation. It’s a very important topic and credit to Mark for opening a public conversation about it. The column outlined the problem (which is … Continue reading

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State of the left

Just read an article in Overland by Nina Power about the state of the left in modern politics. She claims that the left has lost it’s way and is losing the battle against the right with all manner of social … Continue reading

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Free market economics and fake moon landings

Yet another paper has emerged showing a strong correlation between belief in free market ideology and climate change denial (1). The article, NASA faked the moon landing—therefore, climate science is a hoax finds a very strong negative relationship between degree … Continue reading

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