Foreign buyers displace young Australians

If you attend an auction in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the chances are that the winning bidder will be a foreign buyer.

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Beware the Celtic Tiger

A few years ago a visitor to Ireland became lost when driving the back roads of Galway.

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The politics of suffering

Moreover, it is lawyers and courts who will decide the application of discrimination measures rather than the people through their Parliamentary representatives.

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It’s only words

When Kevin Rudd delivered an apology to the indigenous people in 2008, he committed himself and his government to a series of practical measures, designed to lift many aborigines from appalling conditions of poverty and abuse.

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Supporting local communities

Rosedale is a small country town in central Gippsland. Now a stop for tourists on their journey from Melbourne to the Ninety Mile Beach, the Gippsland Lakes, or southern New South Wales, Rosedale was, from the earliest days, a resting point for weary travellers.

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The task of Opposition

In 2007, members of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal and National Parties tried to convince themselves that the polls were wrong.

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Boat policy in tatters

The Rudd government’s people smuggling policy is in tatters.

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A tax on everything

Let me pose a simple question about the ETS.

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Haste on emissions carries great risk

The Garnaut report confirms the imprudence and great risk of the Rudd government’s haste in pursuing a 2010 start date for any emissions trading scheme.

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The need for a building and construction watchdog

The Australian Building and Construction Commission was established following a Royal Commission into the commercial building industry.

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