9 August 2017 Robbie Patterson for The Manly Daily MILLIONAIRE businessman Dick Smith has taken aim at his own generation, saying its greed has crippled young people’s ability to own their first home. He launched a scathing attack on Australia’s politicians, accusing them of being too scared to make tax changes that would be unpopular … Read More
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8 August 2017 By Judith Sloan for The Australian. I have spent most of my life living in Melbourne. I was born and raised there. I have lived elsewhere, but have made Melbourne my home for at least part of the year, for more than a decade. Take it from me, Melbourne is in the … Read More
What do you think about the ads I’m about to run in the paper to help promote the Dick Smith Fair Go group? Your donations to the group help to pay for them. Any suggestions? Note: the TV ads referred to in the second ad will be run from August 15th.
August 1 2017 By Martin Kirk for The Guardian. It’s time to dethrone capitalism’s single-minded directive and replace it with a more balanced logic, laying the foundations for a better, more equitable world. Back in February, a college sophomore called Trevor Hill stood up during a televised town hall meeting in New York and put a simple question … Read More
July 18 2017 By Eryk Bagshaw for the Sydney Morning Herald. Australia has 200,000 more homes sitting empty than it had a decade ago, new figures show, despite the country grappling with a housing supply shortage that is pushing the cost of a first home beyond many of its residents. The figures from the 2016 census … Read More
July 18 2018 By Frank Chung for news.com.au IT’S the debate we were never allowed to have. Until relatively recently, Australia’s population grew at a stately pace. There was an influx of European immigration in the mid-1940s, and pause from the mid-1970s, but in the 100 years after Federation in 1901, net overseas migration averaged 70,000 people … Read More
July 12 2017 By Leith van Onselen for Macrobusiness. Read the original article HERE.
July 12 2017 By business reporter Michael Janda for ABC News. Australians continue to go backwards on many measures of income and wellbeing as high immigration rates see the nation’s weak economic growth split between more people.A report by Commonwealth Bank senior economist Gareth Aird has found that Australia’s high immigration intake is papering over economic weakness … Read More
July 11 2017 By Peter Martin, James Ward, and Paul Sutton for The Conversation. Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This article is part of our series, Is Australia Full?, which aims to help inform a wide-ranging and often emotive debate. Neither of Australia’s two main … Read More
By Alan Austin for The New Daily. Of all the measures of wellbeing of Australia’s workers and families, one has reliably increased over the decades. That is despite droughts, floods, recessions, changes of government, jobless rises and falls, and housing booms and busts. Until now. ‘Household gross disposable income’ quantifies the cash families and individuals receive … Read More