Mark Rogers

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Chart of the day: If you're born poor, it takes until your great-great grandchildren to overcome it

If you're born into a poor family in Australia, new analysis suggests it would take four generations before your descendants approach the average …

Demographics

Gina Rinehart company revealed as $4.5m donor to climate sceptic thinktank

Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has been revealed as a key funder of the rightwing thinktank the Institute of Public Affairs – a consistent promoter of climate science scepticism.<p>Rinehart’s company, Hancock Prospecting, donated $2.3m to the IPA in 2016 and $2.2m in 2017, …

Gina Rinehart

Superannuation performance figures challenge Government's stance on industry funds

It's well known that the Federal Government is no fan of industry superannuation funds.<p>If we ever had any doubt, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton …

Superannuation

Developing new Galilee Basin coalmines will cost 12,500 jobs, analysis shows

It’s in Queensland’s interest not to flood the [coal] market ... because the only result is it will drive down prices Analyst Tim Buckley<p>Developing new coalmines in the Galilee Basin would cost 12,500 jobs in existing coalmining regions and replace only two in three workers, modelling by the …

fossilfuel

Revealed: $39m cost of defending Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws

The cost to taxpayers of the Australian government’s six-year legal battle with the tobacco giant Philip Morris over plain packaging laws can finally be revealed, despite the government’s efforts to keep the cost secret.<p>The commonwealth government spent nearly $40m defending its world-first plain …

Public Health

'Resounding victory': Australia wins tobacco plain packaging dispute

Australia has triumphed in a major trade dispute over its tobacco plain packaging law, with World Trade Organisation judges rejecting a complaint brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.<p>The WTO panel said Australia’s law improved public health by reducing the use of tobacco …

Public Health

Multinationals move $16bn from Australia to tax havens each year

Landmark research finds profit-shifting is driving global reduction in headline tax rates, not competition<p>A landmark study has found multinational corporations are shifting roughly $16bn in profits out of Australia into tax havens every year.<p>It has also found the steady decline in corporate tax …

Tax Havens

'Baseload Is Poison' And 5 Other Lessons From Germany's Energy Transition

Baseload power is not the answer to the variability of renewable energy, a German energy official said Friday, and energy storage may not be the answer either.<p>Germany has achieved moments in its <i>Energiewende</i>, or Energy Transition, in which renewables met 100 percent of demand without the aid of …

Natural Gas

The future is African — and the United States is not prepared

<i>Salih Booker is the executive director of the Center for International Policy. Ari Rickman is a research fellow at the Center.</i><p>Beginning in 2035, the number of young people reaching working age in Africa will exceed that of the rest of the world combined, and will continue every year for the rest of …

Human Rights

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

The big con: how neoliberals convinced us there wasn't enough to go around | Richard Denniss

Australia just experienced one of the biggest mining booms in world history. But even at the peak of that boom, there was no talk of the wonderful opportunity we finally had to invest in world-class mental health or domestic violence crisis services.<p>Nor was there much talk from either major party …

Economics

America is the world's first poor rich country

Americans' median income is $60,000 -- but the average American couldn't stump up $500 to bail themselves out of an emergency, and a third of …

How Greece’s Busiest Port Reveals the Perils of Privatization

Around 7 am at the Port of Piraeus near Athens, deckhands dressed in white began to unmoor the cruise liners and yachts filled with thousands of …

Low-Cost, Non-Hazardous All-Iron Battery for the Developing World

• Michael C Tuckera,<br>• David Lambeletb,<br>• Adam Phillipsc,<br>• Mohamed Oueslatid,<br>• Benjamin Williamsd,<br>• Wu-Chieh Wangd and<br>• Adam Z Webere<p>aLawrence Berkeley National …

How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes.<p>It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals. CapRelo published a study on tax rates and take home …

Low-cost saltwater battery wins $500,000 award

Could this be a small turning point for renewable energy?<p>A relatively cheap and environmentally friendly battery that uses saltwater and other …

Tax cuts might be more than Australia can actually afford

Not really. Apparently the government coffers are filling up with an unexpected surge of tax, described in one publication as “humungous”.<p>Treasurer …

Contractors cost double compared to public servants: ABS

Non-IT contractors cost 125-150 per cent of internal staff, excluding recruitment fees, while IT contractors cost double.<p>Loading<p>"This higher human …

The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs

Looking back, there were two kinds of people who lived in America in 2016: people who believed Donald Trump, and people who believed data.<p>Trump claimed on the campaign trail that globalization had destroyed US manufacturing—and in the process, the American economy—by letting China and other …

Economics

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Just Dropped the Best Business Advice You'll Read Today

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqués. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

Jeff Bezos

'The reality is sick, overweight people with tooth decay'

“We observed that in moderation, your body has the machinery to handle sugar; it is when the system is overloaded over a long period of time that …

Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create a better world. By Yanis Varoufakis<p>For a manifesto to succeed, it must speak to our hearts like a poem while infecting the mind with …

Yanis Varoufakis

Here Are 7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire

Noam Chomsky is an expert on many matters -- linguistics, how our economy functions and propaganda, among others. One area where his wisdom …

The map which shows how Sydney is going backwards

In fact, it was one of the largest tram networks in the world and, as the city’s bloated and delayed current light rail project comes to a standstill …

Revealed: the nation's most 'over-funded' schools

Sources in the non-government school sector said the data amounts to a defacto "hit list" of schools that could have their funding cut under future …

Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler | Harry Quilter-Pinner

The number of rough sleepers in Britain is soaring, with deaths now a weekly occurrence. It’s time we got over our prejudices<p>“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers …

Homelessness

Slack

How Our Govt Help The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Get Poorer

If you feel like things are getting harder and that maybe that’s part of a deliberate government strategy, you’re not alone, writes Jeremy …

Economics

Bill Gates says he now lumps the world into 4 income groups — here’s how it breaks down

"I talk about the developed and developing world all the time, but I shouldn't," Gates wrote in a new blog post this week.<p>His new resolution to eradicate "developing" and "developed" from his vocabulary was spurred by the release of the book "Factfulness," written by his good friend and Swedish …

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …