Housing affordability is the hot-button issue of Australian politics at the moment. Did Scott Morrison’s much-vaunted Budget make it easier for you to buy a house? Bilal Ibrahim explores what you need to know.
The announcement of the Turnbull Government’s intention to commit to a massive increase in funding for Australian schools has upturned Australian politics. Andrew Wong explores the ramifications of ‘Gonski 2.0’.
Using economic models, Suvi Lokuge examines immigration policy and attempts to answer the age-old question – do immigrants steal jobs from native workers?
As economics is turning into an empirical science, what should be the role of an economist, and should economics refocus from ‘philosophy’ to ‘plumbing’? Fredrik Thor investigates.
As Scott Morrison hands out his second budget, ESSA Writers provide their thoughts and reactions.
It seems that it makes good economic sense to support marriage equality. Jasmine Nguyen discusses its positive impacts on the Australian economy.
In the Murray-Darling Basin, water is valued as both a vital commodity and an ecological necessity. Market-based approaches towards water management have struggled to balance these competing demands, writes Eddie Go.
Society and popular culture portrays honesty as noble and lying as immoral. We claim to hate lying politicians, but at the same time happily vote them into office without hesitation. Andrew Wong explores this paradox.
Climate change policy in Australia has fluctuated over the past ten years, perhaps at the behest of continuity required to successfully address the problem. Zecheng Han explores why this is the case.
Callum Filshie explores how some premium subscription apps are much more worthwhile than others, despite all taking advantage of usage pressure.
We all donate to charity, what impact is our money having?
Parking at Monash is terrible, but it’s not because the administration hates you. Justin Liu explains why there’s literally nothing anyone can do about it.
Charlie Lyons Jones explores why a ‘pivot’ to China is not on the cards for Australia, despite the increasing connections between the two states.
With less than a month to go until the May Budget, Nicolas Alexiou looks ahead to the policies likely to be introduced in the Budget, and their potential economic and political implications.
By creating scarcity in the teenage market, the reality TV star has been able to earn millions. Jasmine Nguyen keeps up with Kylie Jenner and explores the frenzy behind Kylie Cosmetics.
Just because Millennials like coffee and holidays does not mean they’re irresponsible with their money. Julia Pham busts some myths about the spending habits of Millennials and explains how they’ve been dealt with the short end of the stick.
Plenty of debate has surrounded whether Australia is experiencing a property boom or bubble. Solomon explores some key facts, statistics and policies.
Enough is enough. Stop judging me for ordering Coke Zero with everything, stop telling me that it’s bad for me. Justin Liu defends his favourite beverage from the naysayers and haters out there.
Why are young Australians being asked to work longer than originally anticipated? Kyneton Morris explores the necessity behind raising the retirement age.
Welcome to the sharing economy, where reputation is your most valuable asset.