State of Affairs

Take the politics out of education


Political influence invariably seeps into every aspect of society, whether it is infrastructure, business, health care or education. Even though education should be void of political bias, that is not the case in Australia. At least Education Minister Christopher Pyne seems to think so. Kritika Seksaria reports. Mr Pyne...

Privatise the NBN rollout


Before the last election many people were championing the Labor party’s National Broadband Network (NBN) as the best thing since sliced bread. They didn’t seem to care how much it cost taxpayers or whether or not it was value for money, writes Jamie McIntrye. Undoubtedly, these types of voters...

Regional Australia is ready for growth


Australia will grow rapidly in the next 30 to 40 years and correct measures must be taken to ensure the nation can handle the population increase, writes Jamie McIntyre.  By 2050 Australia’s population could reach 40 million people – up from 23 million today. Sydney and Melbourne cannot accommodate them...

Creating gender intelligence


A 21st century Australia should be about gender intelligence not just for corporate Australia, but also Australian politics, writes Jamie McIntyre. The 21st Century Group of companies has been a passionate advocate in supporting women to have more top level management and board level corporate roles.  It is even...

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