Australia could have a fairer and more sustainable retirement system if we scrapped superannuation tax concessions (which overwhelmingly favour the rich) and created a universal, non-means-tested age pension.

Australia could have a fairer and more sustainable retirement system if we scrapped superannuation tax concessions (which overwhelmingly favour the rich) and created a universal, non-means-tested age pension.

Some Australian universities are indicating that if the federal government makes cuts to their budget as expected, they will need to charge students more for their education. But what isn’t mentioned is that students are already straining under enormous levels of debt, with many surviving on less than half the weekly minimum wage. How much student debt is too much?

Some Australian universities are indicating that if the federal government makes cuts to their budget as expected, they will need to charge students more for their education. But what isn’t mentioned is that students are already straining under enormous levels of debt, with many surviving on less than half the weekly minimum wage. How much student debt is too much?

One of these companies wants to drill for gas. Can you guess which one?

One of these companies wants to drill for gas. Can you guess which one?

More than half of all Aussie households are growing some of their own food in their backyards, on verges, in community gardens or at school. We could also save millions of dollars and millions of greenhouse gas emissions if more people grew their own food and decreased waste

More than half of all Aussie households are growing some of their own food in their backyards, on verges, in community gardens or at school. We could also save millions of dollars and millions of greenhouse gas emissions if more people grew their own food and decreased waste

Missed Tony Windsor talking about our new paper, Fracking the future, on coal seam gas? 

Missed Tony Windsor talking about our new paper, Fracking the future, on coal seam gas? 

Busting the CSG jobs myth. The coal seam gas industry likes to exaggerate its economic importance yet ignore community concerns about health and environmental impacts.

Busting the CSG jobs myth. The coal seam gas industry likes to exaggerate its economic importance yet ignore community concerns about health and environmental impacts.

How much is the gender pay gap costing you?The pay gap is stuck at 17.4% and it’s predominantly women that have time out for caring responsibilities. It’s time for real action towards equity!

How much is the gender pay gap costing you?
The pay gap is stuck at 17.4% and it’s predominantly women that have time out for caring responsibilities. It’s time for real action towards equity!

Tony Abbott treats the Tassie forestry INDUSTRY as a protected species, not the trees themselves. Forestry is a MINOR employer getting MAJOR government assistance. This BUSTS the myth that forestry is the backbone of the Tasmanian economy.

Tony Abbott treats the Tassie forestry INDUSTRY as a protected species, not the trees themselves. Forestry is a MINOR employer getting MAJOR government assistance. This BUSTS the myth that forestry is the backbone of the Tasmanian economy.

Love our work? It’s independent research, funded by independent donations! So this Christmas, give the gift of good ideas.

Love our work? It’s independent research, funded by independent donations! So this Christmas, give the gift of good ideas.

The gas industry wants us to believe that gas prices will RISE unless we extract more coal seam gas. But as this INFOGRAPHIC shows, they have a good reason to want to get their hands on more gas and send it overseas. SHARE this infoghraphic on Facebook to help bust this gas industry myth.

The gas industry wants us to believe that gas prices will RISE unless we extract more coal seam gas. But as this INFOGRAPHIC shows, they have a good reason to want to get their hands on more gas and send it overseas. SHARE this infoghraphic on Facebook to help bust this gas industry myth.

Did you know Australia spends more on subsidies for the mining industry than it does on foreign aid? We like to think of ourselves as the ‘lucky country’, but should we be more generous too? SHARE this infographic if you think Australia should do more to help those in need.

Did you know Australia spends more on subsidies for the mining industry than it does on foreign aid? We like to think of ourselves as the ‘lucky country’, but should we be more generous too? SHARE this infographic if you think Australia should do more to help those in need.

Do you skip lunch because you are too busy at work? Think working through will help you get more done? You could be working against yourself. 79% of workers who take a break say it makes them more productive. Get involved - Go Home On Time Day, 20 November 2013.

Do you skip lunch because you are too busy at work? Think working through will help you get more done? You could be working against yourself. 79% of workers who take a break say it makes them more productive. Get involved - Go Home On Time Day, 20 November 2013.

Wednesday 20 November is national Go Home on Time Day. When 3.4 million Aussies are eating lunch at their desk, and 2.8 million say they want to work more hours, something in Aussie workplaces need to change. Whether you’re overworked or underworked the consequences for your health, relationships and workplace are significant.

Wednesday 20 November is national Go Home on Time Day. When 3.4 million Aussies are eating lunch at their desk, and 2.8 million say they want to work more hours, something in Aussie workplaces need to change. Whether you’re overworked or underworked the consequences for your health, relationships and workplace are significant.

When thinking about work makes us anxious it’s time we did something differently. Register your participation in this year’s national Go Home on Time Day www.gohomeontimeday.org.auand download lots of free resources including this great infographic.

When thinking about work makes us anxious it’s time we did something differently. Register your participation in this year’s national Go Home on Time Day www.gohomeontimeday.org.auand download lots of free resources including this great infographic.