Tag Archives: inequality

History suggests Australia could be left behind by the next industrial revolution

Warwick Smith, and Mitchell Eddy, University of Melbourne Originally published in The Conversation. This article was co-authored by Mitchell Eddy who has recently completed a Masters of International Relations at the University of Melbourne that included a placement at the … Continue reading

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The budget is the greatest moral challenge of our time? Bollocks

  By Warwick Smith All the assertions in Malcolm Turnbull’s statement about the budget being a fundamental moral challenge are flawed. Let’s look at them one at a time This article was originally published in The Guardian. The prime minister, Malcolm … Continue reading

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Tax and tax reform in Australia – appearance on Radio National’s Rear Vision

I was one of four guests on RN’s Rear Vision special on tax reform. You can download the audio here. A sample my contribution to the program is below. Keri Phillips: Warwick Smith is a research economist at the University … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey’s unscripted moments of truth reveal what the Government really thinks – The Age

By Warwick Smith Originally published by The Age on September 3, 2015 – 12:17PM. Talk of throwing Hockey to the wolves is worrying. After all, it’s his slip-of-the-truth lines that give us a glimpse of the Government’s real agenda: only the rich … Continue reading

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Conservative ideology and the Intergenerational Report: why Hockey had to remove all reference to inequality

By Warwick Smith A search of the government’s recently released Intergenerational Report for the word “inequality” yields zero results. The same is true for “income distribution” and “wealth distribution”. This is not surprising because conservatives are basically forced by their … Continue reading

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Hockey’s G20 plan says economic growth is more important than a civilized and humane world

By Warwick Smith Punishing the unemployed in Australia for the lack of available jobs is not enough, Joe Hockey wants all of the G20 countries to adopt his cruel policies. The Australian Government’s growth strategy prepared for this month’s G20 … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey fights to claw back a little for the overburdened wealthy

By Warwick Smith Originally published at The AIM NetworkAugust 11, 2014 If Joe Hockey’s first budget wasn’t enough to convince people that the government was going into bat for the nation’s wealthy, then Joe himself has surely confirmed this with … Continue reading

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