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Landlords are the real zombies, constantly searching for more rent

Isaac Nellist argues that rent controls have been used around the world to deal with skyrocketing rents.

Mining CEOs Gina Rinehart and Andrew Forrest are still topping the Rich List. Image: Green Left

Gina Rinehart and Andrew Forrest are still at the top the Rich List, their fortunes growing because the mining boom and tax rules favouring the 1%. Josh Adams reports.

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.

income shares of GDP Australia 1975-2022

The big lie at the heart of every budget it that it is a plan to manage the economy for the collective good of the nation, write Peter Boyle and Paul Oboohov.

The ecological and social impacts of a new surge in global military spending will be one of the discussions at the Ecosocialism 2023 conference in Naarm on July 1–2. Peter Boyle reports.

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.

Susan Price reports that Labor is weighing up 116 new coal, oil and gas projects — the equivalent of starting up 215 new coal-fired power stations.

School strike for climate protest in Sydney

Young people are moving away from the major parties in search of real political change, Isaac Nellist reports.

Public school funding has been on the decline for years. No wonder older, experienced teachers are so angry, writes Sue Bull.

The 20th anniversary of the then largest protest in world history is on February 15. As time passes, memories fade. But the huge 2003 protest against the Iraq war was worth remembering, argues Alex Bainbridge.

Oxfam's annual report on global inequality is a damning indictment of the chronically inequitable capitalist system, argues Peter Boyle.

Labor promised to end the cruel practice of imposing temporary protection visas. Alex Bainbridge argues its announcement concerning 19,000 refugees is welcome, but does not go far enough.