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Time to get regulation back into Australian dairy?

The Australian dairy industry could consider a regulation model like that in Canada.Deb Hultgren/Flickr, CC BY-NCThe Australian government’s intervention in the dairy crisis by offering concessional loans to struggling farmers has prompted...

'Who loses most' is not always the right question

Research suggesting middle aged women will be worse off under super changes overreaches.Image sourced from www.shutterstock.comAny change in taxation invariably raises questions about distribution. Who loses, who wins – and who loses most ...

Super not so super after all for women over 50

Higher earning women aged in their 50s are penalised by prospective super changes.Image sourced from www.shutterstock.comSuperannuation changes proposed in the latest Federal budget will affect women aged 50 - 64 more than males, new research us...

Might Labor's negative-gearing policy yet save the housing market?

Crane numbers, in this case in Darlington, Sydney, are an indication of the number of new units coming onto the market.Francisco Anzola/flickr, CC BYThe Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has unleashed the hounds on Labor’s proposed...

Murray Goulburn saga has roots in deregulation

The history of the dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn and its farmer suppliers shows how a close relationship of trust has developed and been broken with the collapse of the farmgate milk price. Roots of the current crisis can be traced all the w...

Television agreement a WIN for Network Ten

The Ten Network is signing a five year regional television affiliation agreement with WIN, ending long standing speculation.While WIN needs Ten’s big name programs, this move looks forced and results in WIN sacrificing its affiliation with...