Money

Money

Back in 2013, when (then Senator) Mitch Fifield was coalition spokesperson for the NDIS, I remember asking him how he’d manage to fund the scheme. He looked me straight in the eye. “All the advice we’ve received says the scheme is affordable. We must assume that...
Building community

Building community

At a recent speech at the ANU’s Crawford School, Charities Minister Andrew Leigh emphasised the fragility and vulnerability of civil society, together with the vital need to nurture and preserve community.  Leigh pointed out it’s now possible “to walk across nearly...
Salt

Salt

Products that you don’t necessarily think of as having a high salt content, such as meat pies, ready-made beef ravioli, and two-minute noodles are pre-loaded with salt, to make them subtly more appealing.  The Grattan Institute says this is killing us, with more than...