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The risks of falling house prices

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The risks of falling house prices

House prices in Australia are high. Having risen by around 9.5 percent over the past year, the Reserve Bank of Australia is giving consideration to implementing radical policies that would…

Modern Times: Beautiful economics

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Modern Times: Beautiful economics

In the introduction to his book After Words, former Prime Minister Paul Keating recalled the words of German philosopher, Friedrich Schiller: “If man is ever to solve the problems of…

A new era for Aboriginal health research in SA

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A new era for Aboriginal health research in SA

In the SAHMRI building on North Terrace, on Kaurna land, on September 2, three senior university representatives and the Chairman of SAHMRI signed up to a commitment to do Aboriginal…

Greenspace: Children of the corn

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Greenspace: Children of the corn

Nobel peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu describes a baptism in her native Guatemala. The infant is wrapped in a baptismal gown so that she can hardly be seen, only her hair…

Irregular Writings: Fly (In, Fly Out) Life

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Irregular Writings: Fly (In, Fly Out) Life

I was in Darwin to do a show and an old friend from my youth got in touch with me. We knew each other when we were scratching out an…

Third Age: The Wars of Childhood

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Third Age: The Wars of Childhood

Last month I came across a replay of Annabel Crabb’s Kitchen Cabinet interview with Dr Craig Emerson, who was a cabinet minister in Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd’s prime ministerships.

Montefiore

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Montefiore

As Town Hall marches resolutely towards a polling day with a wide field of candidates pursuing a winning ticket, in its engine room of progress – the actual council chamber…

Rising unemployment

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Rising unemployment

Over the past year, the number of people unemployed has increased by just over 100,000; over the past two years, the number has increased by 166,500.

Montefiore

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Montefiore

Ways to surmount Adelaide’s economic funk are subject to some revealing observations buried in a detailed review, but how many South Australians have even read it?

Third Age: How to Make a Nation Unhappy

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Third Age: How to Make a Nation Unhappy

The world has moved on since June 11… a couple of new moons, new threats, disasters and fears.

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