2000 incident reports leaked from the Nauru Regional Processing Centre tell a harrowing story of suffering. Leon Obrenov reflects on a national shame.
Tourists flock to Australia every year for a working holiday, taking advantages of Australia’s comparatively generous policies for visitors who want to work and travel. However, that might all be about to change, and tourists and employers alike aren’t happy.
In a politically polarised America where the major party nominees are widely resented, who have the influential chosen to back? Eddie Go dissects the strategies and rationale behind endorsing (or even shunning) a presidential contender.
Is perfect completion feasible in a world where there is imperfect knowledge? Edmund Kemsley explores how information asymmetry can lead to market degradation and, in extreme cases, failure.
‘Suvi Lokuge investigates whether it pays to be pretty.’
Sabre Konidaris takes the calculator to the counter in a quest to find the most efficient lunch on campus
Statistics show that income inequality in the US is rising. However, Taylor Nugent explores how this problem is much less the fault of the labour market than people realise.
Australia has some of the most relaxed laws on making political donations. Eloise Hesse explores how this allows undue influence from donors, while leaving voters in the dark.
With the second recount for the seat of Herbert beginning tomorrow night, one thing’s for sure: marginal seats get a lot of attention. What might a swing against an incumbent mean for you?
Can you incentivise a drug dealer to rat on the competition? Roland Allen channels his inner Escobar to find out.
Kasun Yakupitiyage offers his thoughts on a chaotic and confusing election night. With the outcome still very much to be decided, Kasun sees worrying and uncertain times look ahead for Australia regardless of who forms government.
Tom Crowley and Sam O’Connor kick off ESSA’s post-election coverage
Sam O’Connor dives into Election 2016’s early Senate results
Tom Crowley surveys the landscape in the Lower House after a tumultuous election night.
From multinational tax avoidance to GST to everything tax related, ESSA’s Louise Yun takes a look at the changes to the tax system that are proposed by the Liberals, the ALP and the Greens.
The push for same sex marriage has gained more and more momentum in recent years. Eddie Go contrasts the different attitudes and policies towards same sex marriage espoused by our major political parties.
Australia’s asylum seeker policy has always been a hot topic of political debate. ESSA’s Eloise Hesse explores how each major political party intends to tackle the controversial issue.
Too often, the ALP and Liberal Party pit themselves against each other, denouncing each others policies and arguing that their own are superior. ESSA’s Justin Liu digs deeper and uncovers some significant similarities in their policies.
With talk of an ‘ideas boom’ being the next ‘mining boom’, it is clear that Australians are now investing in innovation to grow the economy. ESSA’s Solomon Zhang compares the strategies proposed by the major political parties to spur and strengthen national research and innovation.
Sam O’Connor compares the two major parties’ policies on their proposals to help young jobseekers find employment.