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Feb
05
Miles off the mark

Miles off the mark

Queensland's Premier Steven Miles appears to be out of his depth. Last week he called for RBA rate cuts, and announced reviews into supermarket pricing and homelessness. On Sunday he released a rental package that risks making the situation worse.
7 min read
Feb
02
Friday Fodder (3/24)

Friday Fodder (3/24)

Here are a few short takes for you to chew over on the weekend, from the week's happenings
6 min read
Feb
01
Inching towards affordable housing

Inching towards affordable housing

NSW, WA and SA have all announced steps that will increase housing supply. But to improve housing affordability for good, we need to ensure it's politically sustainable. That means communicating with locals and lifting density across entire cities, not just in 'well-located' areas.
11 min read
Jan
30
The unintended consequences of the vaping crackdown

The unintended consequences of the vaping crackdown

The vaping crackdown will impose huge costs on users, drive some to the black market and force others to smoke more cigarettes, despite vapes being far less harmful than smoking. Instead of prohibition, regulate vapes like alcohol.
10 min read
Jan
29
Monday Musings (1/24)

Monday Musings (1/24)

As a replacement for last Friday's missing Fodder courtesy of the long weekend, here are a few short
6 min read
Jan
24
Albo's stage 3 backflip

Albo's stage 3 backflip

I'm honestly not sure why Albo was willing to risk so much political capital on a relatively small distributional change just to get his very own Oprah moment. But the whole stage 3 tax cut song and dance is a recurring sideshow to a much, much deeper issue: bracket creep.
9 min read
Jan
22
When will interest rates start coming down?

When will interest rates start coming down?

I fired up my crystal ball and took a bit of a punt on this one. Well, not really, but if you're interested in my thinking on when the RBA might start cutting rates (hint: not anytime soon) then you should check it out.
8 min read
Jan
19
Friday Fodder (2/24)

Friday Fodder (2/24)

Here are a few short takes for you to chew over on the weekend, from the week's happenings
8 min read
Jan
17
Javier Milei's shock therapy

Javier Milei's shock therapy

I'm going to venture out beyond our borders today because what's happening in Argentina is quite
8 min read
Jan
15
It's time to break a few eggs

It's time to break a few eggs

This is why we can't have nice things. Last week, federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek decided to block
8 min read