A poor ranking for gender equality on International Women’s Day; the computer code that has the Reserve Bank on a loop of rising inflation and rising interest rates; and why we should tax the family home. Read on for the Weekly Roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.
Revealed – the computer code that has the Reserve Bank on a loop of rising inflation and rising interest rates. Last week’s national accounts reveal that productivity has stalled. Superannuation: by 2123 the average tradie’s super account will exceed the national GDP.
Why we should tax the family home, why it’s difficult, and how we can tax it. Problems faced by renters – the consequences in a market where housing has become a financial commodity.
Revitalising our universities. The burden of student debt, now falling disproportionately on women. How schools are performing – better than as presented by the Murdoch media, but there are problems to be addressed. Why more kids are going truant.
Four public intellectuals ponder the future of liberalism. Journalists reveal fault lines in our “Westminster” model as public servants and executive government discover the existence of Parliament. On International Women’s Day we note our poor ranking for gender equality, but at least we’re a few places ahead of Afghanistan.