Emilie Dye

The lockouts might be gone, but so is Sydney’s nightlife

14 January 2020 11:08 am

In bars across Sydney, people are raising glasses to the repeal of lockout laws. Monday marked the end of the…

Why you’re probably paying more than 50 per cent of your income in tax

10 December 2019 5:00 am

The government may not know how to build a working national broadband network, but they do know how to covertly…

An early Christmas present for business and taxpayers, a rude awakening for Sir Humphrey

5 December 2019 4:26 pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given business and taxpayers an early Christmas present with today’s announcement of cuts to government…

If you want to boost our flagging economy, remember not all fiscal stimulus is created equal

17 October 2019 1:09 pm

The International Monetary Fund has forecasted a sharp decrease in Australia’s economic growth over the next year. The estimate predicts…

So we’ll hit our renewable energy target by 2020 – but at what cost?

4 September 2019 1:30 pm

Their ABC is rejoicing. We’ll hit our renewable energy target by 2020. But at what cost? The Australian government only…

An end to parliamentary rorts in one easy step

17 July 2019 1:57 pm

This week, Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon passionately defended the $46,000 electoral allowance which he, like other MPs, receives from taxpayers…

More evidence plain packaging has failed (unless you’re out to hurt the poor)

28 June 2019 5:00 am

Recent studies are sending the premise of plain packaging up in smoke. Plain packaging does not actually reduce cigarette consumption.…

Queensland’s lockout laws have failed. Will NSW Nannies come clean?

20 June 2019 1:33 pm

A recent study from Griffith University has found that instead of sobering louts up, lockout laws in Queensland have instead…

Keep Sydney safe: rein in the police

7 June 2019 5:58 pm

Last weekend, Christie Aucamp-Aschutte and a group of friends dancing to the lights of Sydney’s Vivid son et lumière festival…