Weekly roundup Saturday 25 June


Housing: the next inherited policy mess

Weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.


How Labor won – or did the Coalition lose, and how long has it been losing? Why the Coalition wants to raise the voting age to 65 and disenfranchise anyone with a university degree. Why we yearn for a return of the Communist Party’s Tribune to the newsstands. The new Senate – it’s different from the last one. Elections: One Nation resurgent in Callide, Queensland; Macron loses in France.

Public policy

Julian Assange’s incarceration in England is just one of many human rights challenges for the new government. How to increase household incomes by $3000 a year. The Reserve Bank's inflation obsession: pity about if the economy has to suffer. Housing – no easy policy options. Early schooling: Perrottet and Andrews break from convention but not in the way the press reports it. It’s now pretty well certain that many more of us have had Covid-19 than the official figures suggest, and death rates are much higher than in other “developed” countries..

Public ideas

What’s good for business isn’t always good for Australia. Financial wealth ebbs and flows with the world’s central bank decisions.

Links to sources of webinars, podcasts and readings.

Moonlight Sonata

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