Wellbeing Index reveals life got better for Australians in 2016

3rd March 2017 Wellbeing Index reveals life got better for Australians in 2016   Australia's collective well ¬†being grew more than twice the rate of the economy last year. The Fairfax-Laternal Economics well-being index which provides a broader measure of national welfare than economic figures-rose 5.8% in 2016. That compares with the annual GDP growth … Continue reading Wellbeing Index reveals life got better for Australians in 2016

Extreme heatwave days already hitting poorer nations more than rich

5th March 2017 Extreme heatwave days already hitting poorer nations more than rich   "Everyone's spoken for years about how poor countries are going to suffer more-or are suffering more-and I couldn't find one figure actually showing this," Nicholas Herold at the Climate Change Research Centre at the Universty of NSW said.than richer ones since … Continue reading Extreme heatwave days already hitting poorer nations more than rich

Tariff cuts spruiked as free trade at crossroads

2017-january-2nd-tariff-cuts-spruiked-as-free-trade-at-crossroads Despite the backlash against globalisation and trade and a greater move towards protectionism in movements such as Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and America withdrawing from the TPP, federal Trade Minister, Steven Ciobo¬†is still confident that Australians still support the pursuit of free-trade agreements. "Australia is an exporting nation, It is a fundamental … Continue reading Tariff cuts spruiked as free trade at crossroads