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Standing with First Nations

It is the greatest stain on our country that First Nations Peoples are not recognised in the Australian Constitution. There is no treaty, no voice, too few rights. Representation of First …

Income support

Many current income support payments are less than half the poverty level. One in 200 people are homeless in Australia and many more are struggling with sky-high rents. The statistics …

Aged care

The Royal Commission into Aged Care found significant fault in the aged care system as a whole and uncovered neglect, abuse, indifference, and poor leadership. It said one-third of aged …

Transport

Australia needs a national plan to shift from an outdated, fossil fuel-based transport system that clogs up roads and is our second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Australia ranks 1/3rd …

An economy for the people

It’s clear – career politicians in the major parties have neither the will nor the capacity to serve the best interests of the nation. Low and middle-income workers have been hard …

Early childhood education and schooling

Australia dropped down OECD ranks based on the last Programme for International Student Assessment of 15-year-olds, and on other measures of performance have stagnated or gone backwards. The annual NAPLAN reports show that …

AUKUS subs sitting ducks?

What happens if a large adversary decides to blow up the proposed nuclear submarines (SSN) prior to launch but after the reactor is installed?

Accountability

Australia needs a National Integrity Commission, but we also need an integrated and properly funded integrity system of agencies that can adequately perform their vital roles – preventing corruption, ensuring …