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Federal budgets are about choosing where public money should be spent. Instead, governments cynically use them to manipulate public fears and expectations, argues Peter Boyle.

Lock the Gate Alliance has launched a new group to campaign against the pipeline of coal projects in NSW. Jim McIlroy reports.

Former judges open letter on Voice

A group of former judges, who make up The Australia Institute’s National Integrity Committee, issued an open letter to the Australian public calling for support for the Voice to Parliament, reports Kerry Smith.

Alex Bainbridge writes new analysis by the Parliamentary Budget Office has found that the cost of the “Stage 3” tax cuts will be $313 billion over 10 years — a huge increase on the $254 billion previously estimated.

Blaming wages for inflation is cover for the capitalists’ attempts to make working people shoulder the cost of their system’s chronic periodic economic crises, argues Peter Boyle.

Per adult real economic growth: share of growth (%) going to the top 10% and bottom 90% for selected

A new Australia Institute report reveals that a staggering 93% of income growth over the past decade in Australia went to the top 10% of income earners, reports Isaac Nellist.

The gender pay gap across Australia last year was 13.3% across full-time weekly earnings. As Joshua Adams reports, at the current rate, the pay gap won't change for another 30 years.

Superannuation tax concessions now cost as much as the age pension and more than the National Disability Insurance Scheme, writes Peter Boyle.

Labor's safeguard mechanism should be scrapped and replaced with a policy designed to reduce emissions, argues Alex Bainbridge.

As wages stagnate and the cost-of-living crisis worsens, it’s time to re-evaluate the role of work in our lives and the economic system, argues Isaac Nellist.

Early childcare workers are going on strike for better pay and urgent action on staff shortages, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

Backed by big business, mining companies and billionaires, Labor and the Coalition spent millions of dollars on political advertising to win votes, according to a new report by The Australia Institute. Isaac Nellist reports.