Labor’s radical idea; How two state government undermined Australia’s capacity to speak on human rights; and Britain’s warning for other democracies. Read on for the Weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.
Labor’s radical idea: the budget is all about economic management, not just neat book-keeping, but surely we need to pay more tax to fund it. The Coalition’s budget response – muddled about energy. Understanding inflation: sorry, it’s really quite complicated. The scary inflation report that came out the day after the budget.
How two state governments undermined Australia’s capacity to speak on human rights. An outbreak of economic good sense in electricity supply. How money is being milked, legally, from Medicare and other public services: the problem is corporate behaviour.
When Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four neither Putin nor Morrison had been born. Britain’s politics – a comedy and a tragedy played out over 45 days – and its warning for other democracies.