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By Hugh Stretton

One of Australia’s prime thinkers attracts on a life of study, research and common-sense in his blueprint for creating a greater Australia. Hugh Stretton argues that it's attainable to contrive complete and reasonably shared employment for everybody, to permit such a lot families to possess or hire enough loved ones area and procure the capital they should do the issues they need to do. He argues that we will be able to proceed women’s growth to real equality at domestic and at paintings and reconcile it with parenting that elicits the easiest from and for our youngsters. He indicates that we will be able to be certain how most sensible to move source of revenue to non-earning years. eventually, the publication exhibits that we will be able to rather proportion using normal assets. formidable yet functional, the ebook units out a plan for reaching those goals.

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Doesn’t working at home at least free young mothers to adapt their work time to their children’s needs? For some, perhaps. But many of them are bullied: either they do more and faster work than they want, or they’ll get none at all. If sacked, they can’t expect any pay they’re owed. ’ Fearing official and unofficial punishments themselves, there’s not much the workers can do about it. But there are things that others can do. Recent tax changes, though not designed to benefit these working women, are making it harder for employers to conceal illegal work.

By 2000 his salary exceeded $500,000 a year and the value of his option shares, bought with interest-free loans from the company, exceeded $6 million. In December 1999 the Commonwealth Auditor-General issued a report on the government’s management and regulation of the blood processing business. Since privatisation, the Commonwealth had paid CSL over $400 million without ever checking that the blood products had actually been received. When the company negotiated some millions of dollars’ worth of price changes, the Health Department did not seek any independent legal, accounting or industry advice.

It’s the first two of those that most need repair. | 30 | strettontextpp6 14/7/05 12:28 PM Page 31 2 How not to argue Suppose that a well-led major party, perhaps in coalition with Democrats and Greens, offers Australia a radical change of direction. There are four kinds of trouble which a new strategy might try to fix. First, there are old troubles: unemployment, inflation, unbalanced trade and payments, some increasing inequalities. Second, there are unnecessary troubles: ills we have brought on ourselves by bad policy choices.

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