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Income tax relief on Turnbull’s agenda

Malcolm Turnbull has raised the prospect of personal income tax relief to help middle income earners, saying he is “actively working” on it. As the government is still trying without success to get the remaining part of its company tax plan through parliament, which...
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64 18 November 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malcolm Young (right) and his brother Angus (left) were driving forces behind the international success of AC/DC Australian...

Don’t give up on Pacific Island nations yet

Fiji’s presidency of this year’s United Nations climate summit has put a renewed focus on the future of low-lying Pacific Islands. And while we should not ignore the plight of these nations, it is just as damaging to assume that their fate is already sealed. Many...
War and democracy – who decides?

War and democracy – who decides?

In March 2003, the Howard government involved Australia in an illegal military invasion of Iraq. The consequences of that war continue to be devastating for the people of Iraq and the wider Middle East. The prime minister was able to opt for invasion because in...

How the ‘yes’ vote will impact workers and HR

The conclusive “yes” outcome is great news for millions of Australians and the 841 corporations that support marriage equality. However, the struggle continues to build inclusive workplaces in which all staff feel valued and that they belong. The marriage equality...
Australians decisively support same-sex marriage

Australians decisively support same-sex marriage

Australians decisively support same-sex marriage 14 November 2017 From the section Australia Australians have voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a historic non-binding poll. The vote showed 61.6% of people favour allowing same-sex couples to wed, the...

Explainer: what exactly is a living wage?

Australia’s national minimum wage should become a “living wage”, according to a new campaign from the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). But what exactly is a living wage? In theory, a living wage is no different to a minimum wage. Both set a binding “floor”...
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