Old folks, new monopolists: the age of the nursing home

By · June 9th, 2014

Olivia Robins discusses the dangers of market power in nursing homes.

The age of entitlement is over: A story of work ethic and generosity

By · June 7th, 2014

Cordelia Foo finds that it is ultimately our attitudes towards work that has landed us in this “age of entitlement” debate.

Federal Budget 2014: Experts respond

By · June 1st, 2014

A commentary of the ESA Federal Budget Review featuring Judith Sloan, John Freebairn and Don Harding and topped up with our interviews with each of the guest speakers.

The transport debate: road versus rail

By · May 31st, 2014

Cordelia Foo looks at the road versus rail debate and what it means to have an efficient transport network in the context of Victoria.

Taxation gone topsy-turvy

By · May 23rd, 2014

In the shadow of the deficit tax, Brody Viney investigates the murky truth of Australia’s taxation history.

Federal Budget 2014: higher education

By · May 22nd, 2014

ESSA examines how the proposals included in the 2014 Federal Budget will impact students.

Dealing at arms-length: sinking dubious tax havens

By · May 20th, 2014

Marco Madzzar delves into the world of the Apple Corporation and how loopholes in transfer pricing rules has led to massive and blatant tax avoidance.

The myths of university deregulation

By · May 16th, 2014

With further deregulation of higher education on the horizon, some students are crying out against ‘corporate universities’. Alice He examines whether such concerns are justified.

Taxing online shoppers: should we decrease the GST threshold?

By · May 12th, 2014

Olivia Robins explores possible avenues for increasing GST revenue.

Paying for universal healthcare

By · May 9th, 2014

Is a GP co-payment a good idea? Medical students Dan and John share their view.

Letter to the Editors: the party of euphemisms?

By · May 4th, 2014

Ryan Murphy-Moore sends in a spicy response to ESSA writer Matthew Rao’s article, The Age of Euphemisms.

The economic advantages of disabled labour inclusion

By · May 1st, 2014

Australia’s disability spending is projected to balloon. Catherine Paquette proposes a solution to make all better off—not just economically.

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