What is a welfare state, and does Australia need, or want, one?


Welfare state, a concept of government in which the state ... plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of citizens. It is based on the principles of equality of opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions … Continue reading What is a welfare state, and does Australia need, or want, one?

Morrison handles the crisis


Scott Morrison has had a good month Australia has also had a good month. There have been mis-steps, and mixed messages, and the occasional catastrophic blunder (the Ruby Princess springs to mind), but in a global pandemic we have, along with our cousins across the Tasman, apparently slowed the progress of the virus. It is … Continue reading Morrison handles the crisis