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Why my organisation leaked Scott Morrison’s “evil one” speech

May 8, 2021 - 11:28 -- Admin

By Dr Meredith Doig   Last week, my organisation published Scott Morrison’s infamous “God’s work” speech. But as citizens of a supposedly secular nation, our crusade continues. Imagine if our Prime Minister were a hard-line atheist giving speeches about political matters at an atheist convention that he or she wanted to keep from the wider public.…

Seeking the Post-COVID Sunshine: Talking Up the Unequal Economic Recovery

May 8, 2021 - 10:45 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The 2021-22 Budget will offer positive trendlines on the extent of economic recovery even after the removal of JobKeeper support on 28 March 2021. Only time will tell if the recovery is sustainable. Return to that traditional rhetoric about the horrors of debt and deficit will inevitably follow the re-election of the…

The insane pinball game that masquerades as Coalition energy policy

May 7, 2021 - 11:15 -- Admin

Three years ago, then Treasurer Scott Morrison declared the government was not interested in subsidising any source of energy. “The days of subsidies in energy are over, whether it is for coal, wind, solar, any of them,” the treasurer said. “That is the way I think you get the best functioning energy market with the…

What would you know anyhow?

May 6, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

1 Have you ever been reluctantly drawn into one of those political discussions that just seem to flare up randomly in the office, on the train home, during a dinner party or at half time at the footy or the local pub? You know, the sort that takes you by surprise. After many years of experience,…