Queensland Housing Minister Mick de Brenni's determination to return welfare housing to its Soviet-style past provides the latest natural experiment into what public policy approaches work best.
The latest Morgan Gallup Poll shows Malcolm Turnbull’s approval rating falling slightly, but a massive increase in the numbers preferring him as Prime Minister over Bill Shorten.
The Productivity Commission noted in 2015 that the most frequent use of superannuation lump sums was to fund housing, including paying down mortgages and renovations.
Minister de Brenni must have missed the memo from federal leader Bill Shorten that the socialist objective is 'as much use as a 100 year old street directory'.
Now an Essential Poll says 49% of Australians agree. The proportions between the parties are 60% amongst coalition voters, 40% amongst Labor voters, and what the Australian calls a “surprising” 34% amongst Greens voters.
The idea is that the government should track the lives of welfare recipients more closely and intervene in ways that forestall them remaining on welfare. This is sensible.
The Queensland Government campaigned last election against asset sales, promising no rise in debt or taxes, yet every proposal to accelerate the Queensland economy involves at least one of these.
The fact they were over-claiming savings was confirmed by external modelling of the policy done by ALP think tank, the McKell Institute, the ANU, and since by the Parliamentary Budget Office.
In terms of guilt, I think Leak has undermined his crusade by backing the #indigenousdads movement.
Maddy was 17 when she took her life. She was found hanging from the shower rail of the girls’ bathroom at a residential facility operated by the Territory Department of Children and Families.