Philip Lowe said he is proud of the RBA’s unpopular role in forcing working people to bear the burden of “fighting inflation”. But don’t count on interest rates stopping rising inflation; unemployment is going up, too. Peter Boyle reports.
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A CFMEU initiative for a corporate super profit tax to fund social and affordable housing couldn’t have come at a better time. Pip Hinman 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.
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.
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.
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.
Grassroots movements have gotten us to the point where governments can no longer deny climate change is happening. Pip Hinman argues that those movements have to grow to avoid being sucked into false solutions.
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe apologised to those who took out home loans on the basis of his promise not to raise interest rates. But he had no apology for wage earners trying to make ends meet amid sharply rising prices. Peter Boyle reports.
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