4 cents a day buys a lot more than nostalgia
October 21, 2019

In a modern media landscape overflowing with free and accessible online news and entertainment, the ABC is not just a curator of cultural capital. It…

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Cry For Me, Argentina: Crises of Poverty, Prices and Public Finance
September 7, 2019

On Sunday the 11thof August, conservative Argentinian President Mauricio Macri suffered a resounding defeat in the primary elections to his left-wing rival, Alberto Fernández and…

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A Lose-Lose Trade War between South Korea and Japan
August 12, 2019

Rising tensions between South Korea and Japan have reached an all-time peak sparking fears of a trade war. Japan’s recent announcement to tighten controls on…

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Hong Kong protests damaging its Economy
August 12, 2019

Hong Kong is in the brink of a crisis. A crisis that the CEO Carrie Lam has warned that the international financial hub is facing…

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Deal or No Deal? Will PM Johnson Change Britain’s Fate?
August 11, 2019

Brexit is the process of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) in keeping with the results of the 2016 referendum. Since then, there…

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Trump & Twitter
May 14, 2019

The emergence of social media has changed the way politicians communicate and engage with voters. In the United States, social media has been used by…

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The Trials and Tribulations of Australian Climate Policy
May 14, 2019

For the past decade, the only thing certain about Australian climate policy has been uncertainty. A decade long prime ministerial shuffle coupled with rising energy…

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Scomo VS Bill: Who will win?
May 7, 2019

It seems like the majority of Australians know where their mind is at with this election. By the end of Monday 6th May, nearly 1 million…

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Demonetization’s Impact on India and the 2019 General Elections
April 18, 2019

On 8 November 2016, Narendra Modi, the prime minister of the world’s largest democracy—India—announced that all 500- and 1000-rupee notes, which accounted for 86% of…

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The final count: can the UK strike a deal?
March 18, 2019

As we rapidly approach the March 29 Brexit deadline, the UK and EU are frantically trying to strike a deal to ensure a smooth and…

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Migration Mythbusting
September 18, 2018

Immigration at large Has seen that in Scott Morrison’s ascension into the Prime Ministership, he has brought with him his tough stance on migration, as…

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The New PM: Scott Morrison
September 13, 2018

Recently, a new prime minister – PM Scott Morrison – was ushered in to replace the out of favour Malcolm Turnbull. In this short piece,…

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Reflections on Brexit: Plebiscites, Social Media and Economic Impacts
September 7, 2018

Britain's Sudden 180° turn from Brexit  A country's GDP is a very important statistic, being the determinant of economic health and growth and all. Macroeconomic…

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Trump’s Tariff Warfare
August 21, 2018

Since his 2017 inauguration, Trump’s diplomatic affairs have been controversial at best, with the 45th President using the dominance of the North American economy as…

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American Gun Laws: Politics and Culture
August 9, 2018

Politicised Youth "Politicise my Death." It is a chilling statement with an even more harrowing origin that has received the support of over 2,000 signatures.…

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Abenomics 101
August 7, 2018

Japan – the economy in the context  Prior to the introduction of Abenomics—a set of monetary and fiscal policies, as well as structural reforms devised…

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Who Wins? Trade War between US and China
April 24, 2018

It all commenced with Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign when he announced that his administration would be implementing a steep 35%-45% tariff on Chinese imports,…

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Young, Wild and Free: The nascent US medical marijuana industry rising to a new high
April 14, 2018

What is medical marijuana and where can I get some? Medical marijuana or medical cannabis is the recommended use of marijuana by doctors to improve…

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Trumponomics: The Wider Implications of US Corporate Tax Reform
March 29, 2018

In December 2017, the US Republican Senate slashed the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% and the personal tax rate from 39.6% to…

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Tapping into the Sino-Australian Relationship
October 6, 2017

The Australia-China relationship is based off trade dealings and investment opportunities. In 1972, both nations chartered diplomatic relations that led Australia to build an embassy…

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Iceland and the Gender Pay Gap
June 20, 2017

After several decades of gradually bridging the gap between men and women’s average weekly salary, the world continues to witness the effects of industry based…

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Trump: Market Savior or Matador-In-Training?
April 20, 2017

In a pre-election, Aug. 9 interview with Fox News Channel, Trump said: “If rates go up, you’re going to see something that’s not pretty. It’s…

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Currency consequences: Brexit
August 23, 2016

Since Britain’s embark into the European Union in 1973, Britain’s relationship with the EU has been fraught. Thus, unsurprising to some, but a shock to…

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2016 Federal Budget
August 17, 2016

The 2016 Federal Budget, handed down by The Liberal Party (LNP), included budgetary alterations to areas such as small businesses, taxation and youth employment. However,…

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Why are the French building $50B submarines in Adelaide?
August 17, 2016

Australia’s perceived vulnerability of being a Western state deeply rooted in the Asia Pacific region could not be more clear following the Coalition’s recent decision…

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Saudi Arabia’s New Plan.
August 17, 2016

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman stood confidently before the array of journalists as a beacon of light for the economic depravity that Saudi Arabia…

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CHINA’S ROAD TO RECOVERY FROM ITS SELF-CREATED DEMOGRAPHIC DISASTER
April 20, 2016

After years of implementation, in October 2015 China announced its decision to lift the one-child policy and adopt a more lenient two-child policy, in an…

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AUSTRALIA’S NEXT BOOM: THE INNOVATION BOOM
April 20, 2016

Innovation is at the heart of a strong economy, it keeps us competitive, creates jobs and maintains a high standard of living. It’s not just…

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MELBOURNE’S SKY RAIL: IS THE SKY THE LIMIT?
April 20, 2016

In contemporary society, globalisation represents the ongoing development of technology in order to optimize several facets of human life including mundane aspects such as commutation.…

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The Economics of Terror and the Consequences of the Belgian Attacks
April 11, 2016

While acts of terror stem from a perceived social or political injustice, along with the idea that violence may prove a compelling call for change…

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Summertime Sadness – UK decides if the European Dream is actually a nightmare
April 11, 2016

All eyes of the world were on Brussels, Belgium, as a terrible catastrophe destroyed dozens of lives. British citizens, while paying their respects, were also…

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Increasing the GST: To burden or not to burden?
April 3, 2016

The latter half of the 20th century showcased the prominent emergence of socialist democratic parties across the world. This political ideology supports “social justice” through…

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Everything you needed to know about the money of the American elections: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of corruption
March 21, 2016

“There are two things that are important in politics. One is money, and I can’t remember what the other one is” – Senator Mark Hannah…

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Negative Gearing in the Spotlight
March 21, 2016

As Australia’s property prices continue to rise, housing affordability remains a key concern and the contention over negative gearing has never wavered far from the…

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