Poverty

Homelessness in Australia – progress in a complex picture

It got lost in the laundry list that was Kevin Rudd’s farewell speech, it didn’t get a mention in the pathetic 2010 election, and it’s unlikely to get a mention in the election campaign this time around, but one of […]

It’s not asking too much…

It’s not asking too much…

That’s the title of the Salvation Army’s latest National Economic and Social Impact Survey. Epithets such as “disturbing” and “alarming” are being used. In the light of our unwillingness to pay more tax, you might add “obscene”. One child in […]

Chavismo without Chávez

Chavismo without Chávez

Where the death of Hugo Chávez has been noticed in the Western media, it’s typically been framed in terms of two quite old polarities. Chávez and his movement began to encroach on the institutions of the State and of the […]

The AFL, the pokies, and viability

The AFL, the pokies, and viability

According to Jeff Kennett mandatory precommitment technology will threaten the viability of some clubs, and threaten the survival of the code”. Rubbish.