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Bill Shorten's International Women's Day speech to the Press Club.

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Intergenerational report prepared by Baby Boomers who had the best deal of any generation

Abbott and Hockey talk of intergenerational theft, yet they seek to deny young people the benefits of government largesse that their generation enjoyed more than any other group in history. Nicholas Reece for The Age

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Vale Kep Enderby

The ability to see through the fog of the present to the clarity of tomorrow exemplifies the great progressives of our time. From early on in his life and legal career it was clear that Keppel (Kep) Enderby was something of a master in this art.

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Tony Abbott shouldn’t tweak his paid parental leave scheme, he should trash it

Sweetening the unpopular PPL with a dose of childcare sugar is not enough to help women back to work. Government, businesses and dads all need to chip in

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Tony Abbott can’t win the battle of ideas with no ideas

Tony Abbott’s negativity made him a formidable opposition leader, but the cynical opportunism of that time has held him back as prime minister.

Anthony Albanese for the Guardian.

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Why I’m a Feminist

I am a feminist. Not because I'm a whinger, or a victim, but because I understand how very fortunate I am. And I'm grateful to the women (and men) who've made that possible.

Tanya Plibersek for the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Australia’s stance on tax avoidance out of step

The "Double Irish Dutch sandwich" sounds like something questionable you'd find on the menu at backpacker-run cafe. But it's actually a notorious tax loophole in Ireland which allows huge multinational companies to get away with paying tiny amounts of tax through shifting money between multiple countries.

Bill Shorten and Andrew Leigh for the Sydney Morning Herald

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Raise the GST? No thanks. Here’s five better ways to fix Australia’s finances

Like the arrival of the jacaranda bloom, the GST hike made its annual appearance in Australia this week. This is the hardy perennial of Australian public policy, and the usual arguments were on hand to welcome its arrival.

David Hetherington for The Guardian

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