The Times

Google and Facebook shouldn't subsidise journalism, but the government could

Jeff Chiu/APYou might have missed it – what with the biggest recession since the 1930s and a pandemic going on – but there may be big, and bad, changes happening to a media landscape near you.Right now the Australian g...

As a second wave of COVID looms in the UK, Australia is watching closely

Aaron Chown/AAPThe United Kingdom has already been battered by COVID-19, with about 410,000 cases and more than 41,000 deaths.But after some respite over summer — and entreaties to “Eat Out to Help Out” to boost ...

Can Morrison use his 'bully pulpit' to inspire the confidence vital for economic recovery?

We’ve all observed Scott Morrison’s pragmatism in this pandemic but COVID has highlighted another notable feature of his political style.The prime minister is a great admirer of Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt...

Government proposes changes to smooth the path for borrowers

The government has announced reforms to facilitate an increased flow of credit to households and businesses.A key change will be that banks and other lenders will be able to rely on the information provided by borrowers, unless th...

Redefining anti-Semitism on Facebook

"The objective is to force Facebook to alter its hate speech definition so that its own “detection algorithm” will characterize any criticism of Israel as hate speech and automatically remove the pertinent content from the...

The Times

New Zealand's Helen Clark on the pandemic inquiry and avoiding election 'cat fights'

On October 17, New Zealanders will head to the polls to vote in a general election and also on referendum questions for the legalisation of cannabis and euthansia.In a head-to-head between two w...

Strange Celebrations of the UN 75th Anniversary: Leaders Hated and Feared Make False Claims of Global Peace, Security and Justice

“Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere.”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Justice in the life of and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hea...

How policies compound the pain for women in the age of COVID-19

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND COVID-19 times have brought sober realisations about deep shifts in Australian society. Encroaching steadily over the past half-century, these have been l...

How COVID-19 has trapped temporary visa holders

Shutterstock At the first sign of lockdown due to COVID-19 in Australia and across the globe, there were concerns domestic and family violence would increase in prevalence and intensity. It was ...

Government will reform insolvency system to improve distressed small businesses' survival chances

The Morrison government will make sweeping changes to the insolvency system to improve the chances of saving small businesses hit by the pandemic.The reforms – which are described as the mo...

Is fast-tracking funds to Foxtel the best way to support the media during COVID?

www.shutterstock.comAccording to an ABC report, government funds were fast-tracked to Foxtel during the coronavirus pandemic. This news will raise eyebrows, as the media — like so many indu...

Reserve Bank 'dallies with indolence' instead of helping government pursue full employment: Paul Keating

Former prime minister Paul Keating has launched an extraordinary attack on the Reserve Bank, accusing it of having “one of its dalliances with indolence”, and describing it as “...

How Effective is Plantar Fasciitis Treatment by a Physiotherapist

What Is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis occurs due to inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the thick tissue running along the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia connects t...

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Google and Facebook shouldn't subsidise journalism, but the government could

Jeff Chiu/APYou might have missed it – what with the biggest recession since the 1930s and a pandemic going on – but there may be big, and bad, changes happening to a media landscape ...

Testamentary trusts are one of the last truly outrageous means of avoiding tax

Scott Graham/UpsplashIt’s one thing to bring forward tax cuts, as the government is thinking of doing in the October budget.It’s another to leave wide open an arrangement that allows ...

Keating is right. The Reserve Bank should do more. It needs to aim for more inflation

Ashwin/ShutterstockFormer prime minister Paul Keating isn’t alone in wanting the Reserve Bank to do much more to ensure economic recovery.In an opinion piece for major newspapers he has sai...

New Zealand companies lag behind others in their reporting on climate change, and that's a risk to their reputation

Shutterstock/sdecoretNew Zealand’s top 30 corporations do a poor job reporting on climate change compared with similar Australian and Fortune Global 500 companies, according to our research...

It's not only Westpac. What's behind the biggest fine in Australian corporate history

Marlon Trottmann/ShutterstockWestpac is to pay A$1.3 billion, by far Australia’s biggest-ever corporate fine for breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act. T...

How job insecurity shapes your personality

Shutterstock With unemployment at its highest rate in three decades, almost a million Australians are experiencing the anxiety of being out of work. Even more are underemployed, and more still h...

'If JobSeeker was cut, the unemployed would be picking fruit'? Why that's not true

F Armstrong Photography/ShutterstockI’m not sure which does the most harm: the cut of A$150 per week in JobSeeker payments due this Friday or the sudden and coincidental volley of mediarepo...

Why do bankers behave so badly? They make too much money to ask questions

Rudy Balasko/ShutterstockOver the past 16 months journalists have been scouring through more than 2,000 Suspicious Activity Reports originally sent by banks to the United States Treasury, before ...

Politics

Republicans have used a ‘law and order’ message to win elections before. This is why Trump could do it again

In 1991, Donald Trump’s mother, Mary, was mugged on a New York street. As Trump’s niece recounts in her new book, the young assailant slammed Mary’s head into her Rolls Royce so hard...

Ensuring a consistent Australian foreign policy - Scott Morrison

The Morrison Government will introduce new legislation to ensure the arrangements states, territories, councils and universities have with foreign governments are consistent with Australian...

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