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Climate change and trade talks with Europe and UK will become one and the same for Australia.

Climate change is set to become an inescapable part of negotiations now underway over an Australia-European Union free trade agreement, and also negotiations over the Australia-UK agreement necessitated by Britain’s exit from the European Union. By Bruce Wilson and Chloe Ward Both agreements are needed to help shore up the […]


New funding figures show private schools massively favoured over public schools by governments

New figures show that government (Commonwealth and State) funding increases massively favoured private schools over public schools between 2009-10 and 2017-18. By Trevor Cobbold Government funding for private schools increased by $1,779 per student, adjusted for inflation, while funding for public schools was cut by $49 per student. The increase […]

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“Here’s six ways to start fixing our broken politics”

Voters are sick of the lack of transparency in politics. Here’s my prescription for better, more honest government. By John Hewson. First published at The Sydney Morning Herald – Thursday 13 February 2020. See; https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/how-to-clean-up-politics-six-rules-of-engagement-20200212-p5402w.html Scott Morrison had his Trump Lite moment when he stared blankly at the Australian people […]