Ken Henry on our intergenerational obligations – Weekly Roundup

Aug 26, 2023
National Party meeting
A 500KVA transmission line could do no more harm to this unloved farmland (Burra SA)

At our present rate we won’t make our 2030 emissions reduction target; Opinion polls are still weak for the Coalition; and Ken Henry on our intergenerational obligations. Read on for the Weekly Roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.

Economics

The Intergenerational report – a call to take control of our future, but Chalmers ducks questions about tax. Ken Henry on our intergenerational obligations. An independent MP quietly reminds us that we’re not collecting enough tax. The Business Council’s plan for Australia – a call for Labor to get on with its agenda of economic reform, and a call for the “left” and “right” to look at tax reform seriously. Inflation and the cost-of-living explained. More plain economic sense on housing policy while the Greens adopt the Coalition’s political strategies.

Education

NAPLAN’s messages about future deepening class and regional divisions. The government’s response to NAPLAN – it’s not only about equity because investing in education is sound economics.

Australia’s slow energy transition

At our present rate we won’t make our 2030 emissions reduction target. Scientists dispute the merits of “Human Induced Regeneration”. The emotive politics of renewable energy.

Poilitics

Opinion polls are still weak for the Coalition but not weak enough to prompt the Liberal and National parties to reform and develop credible policies. Does the Department of Home Affairs classify a jet ski as a “boat”?

Public ideas

The politics of resurrection. The Matildas and Section 51 of the Australian Constitution.

Blues for one

Links to sources of webinars, podcasts and readings

 

Editors note: 

Ian McAuley is taking a well deserved break over most of September, travelling in Germany and neighbouring countries. The Weekly Roundups will resume in mid-October.

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