Be loud and clear. And be an opposition It’s nice that now that the election is out of the way some media groups and politicians are discovering that Newstart is too low. Even Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce
Prime minister Scott Morrison says his government has no plans to raise Newstart beyond the usual indexation levels, while talking up national employment figures, declaring “how good are jobs”. The comments
Barnaby Joyce has admitted he may have been wrong to characterise a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous voice to parliament as a third chamber, apologising “unreservedly” for any “mistake”. The apology
The inadequate level of Newstart is designed to leave out-of-work Australians “increasingly miserable”, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty has warned. Philip Alston, the brother former
The debate about nuclear power in Australia flickered to life with the suggestion by the New South Wales deputy premier, John Barilaro, that small modular reactors could be constructed in regional centres.
The Indigenous people of this land are used to white lies. History, if you don’t re-interpret it, as many have, to render the colonial experience of this continent benignly, tells us that. After 65,000-plus