Opinion/Comment Politics

The ‘big con’: How neoliberals convinced us there wasn’t enough to go around in Australia

After the mining boom and decades of economic growth, how can Australia be ‘broke’? by Richard Denniss (Warning:  A big read) ‘At the same time Gina Rinehart was becoming the world’s richest woman … those on the minimum wage were falling further and further behind’. Photograph: Bloomberg Australia just experienced […]

Independent Media Opinion/Comment

Michael Pascoe: As commercial models struggle we need stronger public broadcasters, not weaker ones

It’s ironic Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has difficulty communicating. But don’t worry, I’m here to help: cutting the ABC’s funding makes perfect sense – if you’re pre-empting your own inquiry into competitive neutrality and doing One Nation and your media mates a favour. By Michael Pascoe Fresh from making an […]