Simon Cowan

Don’t increase Newstart; first use the money to fight long term unemployment

19 September 2019 5:00 am

As the government repeatedly says, the best form of welfare is a job, but when it comes to getting people…

Superannuation isn’t working: full stop

29 July 2019 9:45 am

It has been an article of faith on the left for several years that one of the best things that…

Taxpayers always deserve a break

15 July 2019 5:17 pm

The passing of the government’s major tax package is good news in a number of different ways. Stage 3 of…

Instead of squabbling over tax cuts, let’s talk about real reform

2 July 2019 5:00 am

The left’s calls for the Coalition to abandon its tax cut agenda and open the government purse strings for more…

Politics triumphs over all

24 August 2018 2:31 pm

Big businesses in Australia will not be getting their small tax cuts eight years in the future. That money will…

Citizenship questions or entitlement mentality?

13 November 2017 8:13 pm

Section 44(i) of the Australian constitution states: Any person who … is a subject or citizen … of a foreign…

Leadership means real promises on real policy

14 August 2017 9:31 am

Bill Shorten probably can’t believe his luck. The Liberal Party has spent the entire Winter break and the first week…

What’s worse? Dasher’s donation or being bribed with your own money?

6 September 2016 1:37 pm

Whatever you think of Sam Dastyari — he of halal snack pack and Senate committee inquiry fame — the issue…

Census 2016: government again rises to its level of incompetence

10 August 2016 2:39 pm

Having spent the past few days feverishly reassuring the public the census was going to go off without a hitch,…