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Past Intergenerational Reports under-projected the rate of migration. Will next week’s report do the same?

June 24, 2021 - 12:32 -- Admin

Projecting Australia’s population growth is hard. The Federal Government’s best attempt to peer over the horizon, is the regular Intergenerational Report (IGR). The 2002 IGR projected Australia’s population would be 25.8 million in 2042. The 2015 IGR projected we would have 39.7 million people by 2055. 

Explainer: everything you need to know about the Federal Government’s new childcare policy

May 3, 2021 - 16:54 -- Admin

A key feature of next week’s ‘women-friendly’ federal Budget will be a new policy to make childcare cheaper and boost women’s workforce participation. But the devil will be in the detail. This article explains how the new policy will work, what it actually means for families and the economy, and how it compares to Labor’s policy. What is the new policy?