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On Travelling

By Divya Venkataraman Travel enjoys a status in contemporary Western society almost singular in its untouchability. So many of us travel, want to travel, and make decisions about money, work and relationships based on our ability to travel in the future. To travel, or a desire to travel, is broadly …

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The Hirst Report – The 2014 Budget

Ned Hirst The 2014 budget is an act of bastardry. I deliberately avoid the familiar trope “political bastardry” because I think it’s worse than that. It is sheer, old-fashioned interpersonal nastiness. There are arguments to be had about its fiscal prudence, but this government is the anti-Robin Hood. They’ve burnt …

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Left vs Right: The Medicare Co-Payment

    Left – Lauren McCracken Have you ever been stuck a few days out from payday with just $3.62 left in your bank account? That’s the amount staring back at me as I check my balance this morning. It’s not something I can’t manage. I have bread in the …

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