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What’s all this bubble talk about?

By · April 7th, 2017

Plenty of debate has surrounded whether Australia is experiencing a property boom or bubble. Solomon explores some key facts, statistics and policies.

Delayed retirement: a bitter, but necessary pill to swallow

By · March 29th, 2017

Why are young Australians being asked to work longer than originally anticipated? Kyneton Morris explores the necessity behind raising the retirement age.

The Inconvenient truths behind Renewable Energy Sources

By · March 22nd, 2017

Worrying environmental events have incited governments to assume responsibility over emissions and to increase investment in renewable energy. However, the transition to renewables is far but smooth. Siddharth explores.

From rational economics to irrational love? Examining the changing function of marriage

By · March 8th, 2017

Love and economics? ESSA’s Solomon Zhang explores how the ‘L’ word has fundamentally changed the dynamics of modern marriage.


Of death, taxes and silvers spoons: An argument for the inheritance tax’s reinstatement

By · February 10th, 2017

Discussing tax is never popular. Discussing the most unpopular tax? Politically foolhardy. However, with inequality on an upwards trend, it’s time we drop the politics and consider the economic merits of implementing an inheritance tax, writes Solomon Zhang.

MYEFO 2016-17: is the Government on the economic naughty list?

By · December 19th, 2016

‘”Twas the night before MYEFO, when all through Canberra…”

Tom Crowley explains why Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull might get a nasty surprise this Christmas.

Why staying in a dying industry may be the right choice…

By · October 5th, 2016

They say a person will have multiple different jobs in their career. But how easy is it to switch into a new role, a new workplace, a new industry? How feasible is to discard your current skills and learn something completely new? Taylor Nugent explores.

Section 18C: does it go too far?

By · September 19th, 2016

Australia is a democratic society, with liberal values at its bedrock. However, does legislation aimed at limiting hate speech go too far in restricting one’s right to free speech? Chris Kounelis makes the case for why Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act should be reformed.


Fate of the public library

By · September 7th, 2016

Is it time to abandon the age-old institution that has educated people for generations? Eddie Go considers the important role public libraries still have in the digital economy.

Quantifiably Cool? Melbourne most liveable city 6 years running

By · August 24th, 2016

And the most liveable city in the world is… Eloise Hesse explores how Melbourne has once again topped the list of liveable cities and why the measure may not be all it seems.

Mo Money Mo Problems: The Universal Basic Income

By · August 22nd, 2016

Ahead of tonight’s big debate between Melbourne and Monash, Matt Lagamba weighs in on the universal basic income.

The Backpacker Tax: just more money in the government’s rucksack?

By · August 11th, 2016

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.


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