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At the heart of the broken model for funding aged care is broken trust. Here's how to fix it

This article is part of our series on the future of aged care. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold its final hearing[1] on Friday, where Counsel Assisting will spell out his case for reforms. With over 10,000 submis...

Over 1 million mail-in ballots could be rejected in the US election — and the rules are changing by the day

In the US election next month, record-breaking numbers of voters will cast their ballots by mail for the first time. Millions of these ballots will be processed by local election administrations inexperienced with large numbers of mail-in votes. ...

Morrison says he wants to run full term, and there are good reasons to believe him

We don’t have to credit Scott Morrison’s claim at Tuesday’s Coalition joint party room meeting that an election is the furthest thing from his mind, but we can take at face value his indication he wants to run full term...

As the Queensland campaign passes the halfway mark, the election is still Labor's to lose

Glenn Hunt/ AAPWe’re at the mid-point of the Queensland election campaign. Pre-polling opened on Monday, with about two million Queenslanders expected to vote before election day on October 31. But with just 12 days to go, d...

Two High Court of Australia judges will be named soon – unlike Amy Coney Barrett, we know nothing about them

Mick Tsikas/AAPMany Americans were riveted last week by the at times absurd confirmation hearing for US Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The death in mid-September of Ruth Bader Ginsburg thrust the issue of Supreme ...

Yes, we need to make things in Australia, but not like in the past

Shutterstock Much of the focus of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s budget reply speech was around Labor’s proposal to expand childcare subsidies – a policy with some flaws but which moves in the right direction. Labor...

Not perfect, but much to like

Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock There’s a lot to like about the JobMaker Hiring Credit announced in the budget. As lockdowns ease, it’s logical to cautiously move from protecting jobs in struggling sectors to generating new jobs in...

We need to restart immigration quickly to drive economic growth. Here's one way to do it safely

ShutterstockFaced with a difficult economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia needs to act quickly with creative solutions to reestablish immigration into the country, even before a potential vaccine is found.Over the...

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The budget promises jobs, but does little for workers in the gig economy

ShutterstockTreasurer Josh Frydenberg promised a federal budget focused on “jobs, jobs, jobs”. In one sense he didn’t disappoint. His budget speech mentioned jobs 37 times &ndas...

Life after lockdown will need a novel approach

As second-wave outbreaks of COVID-19 around the world demonstrate, it’s a tricky transition from hard lockdowns to more relaxed, but still effective, measures. The responses of different n...

New modelling finds investing in childcare and aged care almost pays for itself

Gaukhar Yerk/ShutterstockIn the absence of an official analysis of the impact of the budget by gender the National Foundation for Australian Women has this morning published its own gender analys...

The budget sets us up for an unreasonably slow recovery. Here's how

Lukas Coch/AAP Josh Frydenberg has told us his 2020 Budget is “all about jobs”. What he hasn’t said is that it is actually aiming for a slower recovery from the recession, as far as unemp...

Boardroom bloodletting signals a classic private-equity hijacking

US private equity firm Bain Capital won’t formally assume control of Virgin Australia until November. But its coup this week[1] against chief executive Paul Scurrah, dumping him for Jayne H...

COVID won't kill populism, even though populist leaders have crisis badly

Alex Brandon/APThree of the world’s most populist leaders of modern times – Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, have handled the COVID crisis badly. All three ha...

Not perfect, but much to like

Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock There’s a lot to like about the JobMaker Hiring Credit announced in the budget. As lockdowns ease, it’s logical to cautiously move from protecting jobs in strugglin...

Yes, we need to make things in Australia, but not like in the past

Shutterstock Much of the focus of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s budget reply speech was around Labor’s proposal to expand childcare subsidies – a policy with some flaws but which mo...

We need to restart immigration quickly to drive economic growth. Here's one way to do it safely

ShutterstockFaced with a difficult economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia needs to act quickly with creative solutions to reestablish immigration into the country, even before a ...

DELICIOUS. HARVEY NORMAN PRODUCE AWARDS 2020 WINNERS

The winners of the 2020 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards, the country’s most prestigious food industry campaign, have been revealed in the November issue of delicious., which is on s...

How Milgrom and Wilson changed the face of auctions

©Johan Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences The most celebrated theory in all of economics, the so-called First Welfare Theorem, says that, provided there is perfect competition and ...

What we've learnt from COVID-19 outbreaks in abattoirs

From the United States to Brazil, Britain, Germany and Australia, meat-processing plants have played a peculiar role in spreading COVID-19. In Brazil, union officials allege one-fifth of the i...

Over 1 million mail-in ballots could be rejected in the US election — and the rules are changing by the day

In the US election next month, record-breaking numbers of voters will cast their ballots by mail for the first time. Mill...

NSW needs to prohibit religious discrimination, but not like this

It has long been a glaring problem that the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Act (ADA) does not prohibit religious discrim...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's speech at The Australian E-Commerce Virtual Summit

PRIME MINISTER: Well, thank you very much, Jackson. And to Chris Dore at The Australian and Christine Holgate, who you've...

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