Politics Science/Environment

Australia’s spending on research now far below OECD average

Universities Australia says government and business have ignored economy’s ‘backbone’ Australia has fallen well behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to research funding, the peak lobbying body for universities has warned. By Michael McGowan Ahead of a parliamentary inquiry into research funding, Universities Australia has complained […]

Independent Media Politics

Has the Government been ‘telling porkies’ on plain package ‘ciggies’?

After the Wakefield survey results turned out to be unconvincing, the Australian government had another problem in demonstrating the efficacy of its plain packaging policy. Many government data sets showed that the prevalence or incidence of smoking had increased after the introduction of plain packaging. By Sinclair Davidson Of course […]


Trump tariffs force Harley-Davidson to build overseas

Donald Trump’s tit-for-tat tariff war with the European Union has forced iconic US motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson to move some of its production overseas. Harley-Davidson’s announcement Tuesday morning (AEST) is the first by a major US company, implying that the Trump administration’s implementation of tariffs on European steel and aluminium and counter-tariffs […]