Economy

Trade war: How will it impact Australia?

A trade war between the US and China has begun. As part of his ‘America First’ policy, Trump has introduced a range of tariffs. These are taxes on imported goods to make them less...

Poverty levels unchanged for 30 years

One in ten Australians are currently living in poverty. Despite almost three decades of economic growth, the number of those in poverty has stayed the same. The most vulnerable in society – children and...

The Lehman Brothers collapse 10 years on

September 2008: panic selling on world stock markets, a heart attack in the global financial system, the worst banking crisis since the start of the first world war. Lehman Brothers, an American investment bank,...

The crippling cost of living

For many decades Australia was considered to be the “lucky country”. This myth, perpetuated by the ruling class, was designed to make us think that we were much better off than workers in other...

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