Labor is slipping in the polls – Weekly Roundup

Apr 6, 2024
Black Mountain
The ACT lights the path to state tax reform (Black Mountain Canberra)

What a flat white coffee reveals about our economy, $27 billion on the table for state governments, nothing about the Bruce Lehrmann defamation case, and Labor is slipping in the polls. Read on for the weekly roundup of links to articles, podcasts, reports and other media on current economic and political issues.

Economics

Australia’s position in the Human Development Index is slipping. Productivity is picking up, at last. What a flat white coffee reveals about our economy. A minister gives ten commandments for economic policymakers. How state governments can get another $27 billion a year if they follow the ACT’s lead. The slow road to lowering vehicle emissions.

Politics

Alarming revelations about our heavy-handed security state. The finances of the Voice campaign – who are these people donating to far-right front organisations? Labor is slipping in the polls, but the government treats with contempt those who could help it form government next year.

Education

How to run a university: charge high fees and give everyone high distinctions. Harvard starts to loosen the intellectual shackles imposed by the DEI police.

Public ideas

Fifty shades of liberalism. The human population birth rate is falling below replacement: does that matter?

Short cops

Police to relax height restrictions on recruits.

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