180,000 students were enrolled under the VET FEE-HELP scheme, with more than $1.6 billion in loans, last year Melbourne, May 6: The Andrews Government has welcomed the announcement of a plan to stop the massive waste of taxpayers’ money from the Turnbull Government’s VET-FEE Help debacle. The plan, outlined duringRead More →

The strong argument that negative gearing is a tax rort doesn’t seem to get traction in election campaigns and Labor will struggle to sell this idea, believes Dr Nick Economou. For most of the period he has been Liberal prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been giving the impression of aRead More →

Issuing such politically correct statements for a particular religion mounts the challenge of ‘exclusion’ of other religions, and would most definitely fan the flames of irrational and incoherent thinking writes Ramakrishna VenuGopal Melbourne, April 29: Attorney-General Martin Pakula has taken to social media to call out the “disgraceful stuff” thatRead More →

By Nury Vittachi It’s 2055. Phones are painted ono our palms. Being transgender is compulsory, except for Popes, who have to be female. All countries have combined into one big nation, North Zuckerberg. No, wait. May be life won’t be that weird in 2055. It will be that strange muchRead More →

London, April 22: After logging a higher growth, India has emerged as the top-ranked nation in the flow of foreign direct investment in 2015, beating China on the very turf it has dominated for a few decades, says the think tank of the Financial Times. “After a long period ofRead More →

Sydney, April 21: At least 60 percent of international students who work in Sydney are being paid below the federally mandated minimum wage of $17.29 per hour, according to a University of Sydney Business School survey. When measured against applicable award rates, the survey found that an even greater numberRead More →

L-NP 50% cf. ALP 50% as per Roy Morgan poll Government Confidence falls 7pts to 99 – lowest since Turnbull became PM. In mid-April L-NP support is 50% (down 2.5%) cf. ALP 50% (up 2.5%) on a two-party preferred basis following debate about the reintroduction of the ABCC (Australian BuildingRead More →