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AMA welcomes sickly sweet sugar tax calls

Australia should introduce a tax on sugary drinks to help combat obesity and diabetes according to the Australian Medical Association, in a call backed by a new report from the Grattan Institute. AMA President Professor Steve Robson welcomed the Grattan Institute’s report,…
6 May, 2024

Housing prices at record new highs

House prices across the country have reached new highs, exacerbating the cost-of-living crisis for ordinary Australians. According to PropTrack’s monthly house price index released on Tuesday, national house prices rose by 0.23% in April to set a new record. The national median…
2 May, 2024

Protect multiculturalism as the “apple of our eye”

Recent events in the past weeks could give credence to the “enemies” of the multicultural model of wider Australian society to launch “attacks” against it, ignoring the fact that, for many decades now, the different ethnic groups comprising our social fabric have…
24 April, 2024

Australia’s defence strategy focuses on the Pacific

Australia has unveiled its national defence strategy, with a particular focus on the Pacific to counter China’s “coercive tactics”. The 80-page document paints a bleak picture of security in the Pacific and calls for a significant increase in military spending to re-equip…
23 April, 2024

Albanese hints at easing HECS/HELP burden as debt grows

Student debt is a major issue in the lives of many Australian students. With growing concern about how this debt is calculated and managed, the Parliamentary Library is attempting to forecast the impact of potential changes to the HECS/HELP indexation system. Higher…
18 April, 2024
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