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Biden's economic centrism isn't exciting, but right for these divisive times

Evan Vucci/APIn an age of hyperpartisan politics, the Biden presidency offers a welcome centrism that might help bridge the divides.But it is also Biden’s economic centrism that offers...

The rise and rise of Aldi: two decades that changed supermarket shopping in Australia

ShutterstockTwenty years ago, on January 25 2001, a virtually unknown German supermarket chain quietly opened its first stores in Australia.The two stores – one in Sydney’s inner...

Ideology triumphs over evidence: Morrison government drops the ball on banking reform

Political pressure forced the federal government in 2017 – when Scott Morrison was treasurer – to call the royal commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and fin...

The economy can't guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, the Morrison government took bold and imaginative action. The most notable examples were its income support programs – JobKee...

Despite appearances, this government isn't really Keynesian, as its budget update shows

It is tempting to think the Australian government’s decision to spend big – bigger than ever before, an unprecedented 33% of GDP this financial year according to the budget updat...

To get ahead as an introvert, act like an extravert. It's not as hard as you think

ShutterstockLeadership is a human universal. It can even be seen in other species, which suggests it may be an evolutionarily ancient process.A common personality trait of “natural&rdq...

Plumbing Checklist when Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting time, whether it is your first home, a second home or an investment property. When you decide to purchase a home, it is extremely important to carry out all th...

Too much information: the COVID work revolution has increased digital overload

ShutterstockAre too many online meetings and notifications getting you down? Online communication tools – from email to virtual chat and video-conferencing – have transformed the...

Government funds are not 'taxpayer money' — media and politicians should stop confusing the two

www.shutterstock.comRhetoric plays an important role in tax debate and therefore tax policy. If your side manages to gain traction in the public imagination with labels such as “death ...

Indonesia's aviation safety has improved, but a lot remains to be done

Workers disinfect parts of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 recovered from the waters off Jakarta, Indonesia, January 10 2021.Tatan Syuflana/APThe Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 disaster serves as a warni...

Enjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia's favourite islands

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.Greg Brave/ShutterstockI fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast...

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