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A snapshot of Australia by income, gender and work

At face e value Australians are doing well. Since 2001 mean disposable income has increased by almost 32%, and weekly wages have been consistently rising. But the majority of growth was prior to 2009. Since the global financial crisis household incomes have stagnated. And not everyone has benefit...

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The Australian Daily Bulletin

Wong wins foreign affairs in Shorten's new frontbench line up

Bill Shorten announces his frontbench with deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek.AAP/Andrew TaylorBill Shorten has made some very sound decisions in his far-reaching frontbench overhaul, but the exercise contained some shockers as well.Moving deputy leader Tanya Plibersek from shadow foreign minister ...

Censored Thoughts on the Fate of Turkish Democracy

Written several days ago, the following thoughts on the unfolding crisis in Turkey began their strange life as a tweet. It read: ‘failed Turkish coup shows that in the age of communicative abundance power doesn’t rest only on guns, tanks, jets & state media.’ Within hours, I re...

What animal could a democracy be? Ape, fox, lion ... how about jellyfish?

The people in a democracy can be likened to the cells in a jellyfish.Mike Johnston/Wikipedia Commons, CC BY-SAThis article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges faci...

Plibersek moves to high profile education job in ALP reshuffle

Labor’s deputy leader Tanya Plibersek is to take the frontline shadow ministry of education, including both schools and higher education, in Bill Shorten’s reshuffle announced on Saturday. Many in Labor have been anxious for the popular Plibersek to switch from foreign affairs to a major domestic...

Generation selfish cuts itself out of home ownership

An uncompromising generation is cutting itself out of home ownership according to leading real estate agency Gunning. Gunning Principal Malcolm Gunning said while property prices are on the rise there is a generation of buyers who are missing out because they aren’t prepared to make sacrifices. “T...

Trump and the Ugliness of the Charm Defensive

I’m a political scientist with a bit of a masochistic streak. Of course I was going to watch the Republican Convention.Of course I was going to sit through speeches by bronzed crackpots with lacklustre understandings of economic data, crime statistics and globalisation.Of course I was going to...

Plibersek moves to high profile education job in ALP reshuffle

Labor’s deputy leader Tanya Plibersek is to take the frontline shadow ministry of education, including both schools and higher education, in Bill Shorten’s reshuffle announced on Saturday.Many in Labor have been anxious for the popular Plibersek to switch from foreign affairs to a major ...

 

The LifeStyle Bulletin

Labor’s gas policy threatens business investment

Chief Minister Adam Giles has called on NT Labor to consider the national interest and abandon its unaffordable policy of 50 per cent renewables by 20...

5 unmissable attractions in Phuket

Mmm how good is the idea of a Thailand trip? I love the island hopping that invariably goes on here, and one of my favourite places to go - hands down...

3 Hotels to visit in Sydney

Whether you are a local person or just visiting, Sydney has a lot to offer. In this article we are not going to discuss the regular sightseeing spots ...

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