Labor Healthcare is a key pillar of the Australian Labour Party’s (ALP) election campaign. In particular, there is a focus on the quality of public hospitals, cancer services and preventive health measures. Labor’s healthcare policy pivots around the fundamental election promise of delivery of the Better Hospitals Fund over 2019-2025. Worth $2.8 billion, the package’s […]
Curious about what will happen to our welfare system depending on which party gets voted in? Nick Henderson breaks it down with a healthy dose of humour.
Jessica Tang breaks down and compares each major party’s promises for tax policy in the lead up to the election.
How will each of the parties deal with weak economic growth and stagnant wages? Find out before heading to the polls in this quick breakdown with Lemia Bickalo.
Catch up on what each party has to say about infrastructure before heading to the polls with Sarsha Crawley.
Want to know what each major party has to say about education? Chris Craig breaks it down.
Should the government simply legislate away unemployment? Proponents of Modern Monetary Theory and a “Job Guarantee” seem to think so. Nick Henderson isn’t so sure.
In Part 2 of his analysis, Conor Yung continues his evaluation of monetary policy in a historical context and explores the subsequent implications of an interest rate cut.
With the housing market slowing and wages stagnating, political pundits are calling for the RBA to cut rates, but what is the meaning behind these ideas? Conor Yung looks at the genesis of ideas on monetary policy to give you the context behind the business jargon.
Licensing advocates will likely tell you that occupational licensing protects public interest. So why have there been recent calls for the abolition of occupational licensing? Jessica Tang explores.
The idea of a Universal Basic Income is emerging from the wilderness and is now firmly in the political spotlight, but is it really the blessing it claims to be? Chris Craig explores.
Carbon emissions have global, but uneven, consequences. Sarsha Crawley explores how climate change is exacerbating multidimensional economic inequality.
Income distribution, infrastructure spending and the tax-welfare system. Miguel Ayala explores what we can expect from the 2019 federal budget.
When asked, economists generally acknowledge that individual preferences differ from person to person, but it seems very easy to forget. Mitchell Harvey questions whether we take subjectivism seriously.
Unlike Keynes in 1936, technology means that we are no longer restricted to the assumption that cash cannot bear interest. Lemia Bickalo explores unconventional monetary policy in the modern age.
The government spends $6 billion a year on rebates for private health insurance. Thao-Mi Bui investigates if such hefty expenditure is worth it.
For a country known for being so sunny, why aren’t there solar panels on every roof? Chris McHenry explores the ‘split incentive’ problem which prevents 30% of Australians living in rental properties from using solar energy.
One in four Australians is sleep deprived, a silent burden to Australia’s health care sector and productivity possibilities. Sarsha Crawley explores the national economic cost of insufficient sleep and how it constrains individual economic potential.
How much of what you’ve learnt in your degree is actually useful? Or is your degree just a piece of paper to show off at interviews? Conor Yung reopens the age-old debate about education and brings to you the perfect article to start off the semester and that might convince you to start skipping your lectures.
No matter your opinions on him personally, the US economy is seemingly booming under President Trump. But can this really be attributed to Trumponomics? Chris Craig investigates.