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What does a fair budget look like?

This essay by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Weekend Australian on May 6, 2017. It is part of the Priority for Prosperity series which explores core challenges for Australian society. Australians instinctively judge the behaviour of others through the prism of...

Young Australians need a new pathway to prosperity

This essay by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Weekend Australian on April 20, 2017. It was the sixth in the Priorities for Prosperity series, which explored issues important to sustaining Australia's wellbeing. Spend any time among aspirational young Australian tertiary students,...

Time to pull the plug on energy culture war

This essay by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on 12 April, 2017. It was the fifth in the 'Priorities for Prosperity' series, which explored key policy issues affecting Australia's future success as a nation. Our energy system is the cornerstone of our...

Politicians can’t walk away from tough decisions

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on March 30. Parliamentarians who are weighing up whether to accept the independent umpire’s decision on penalty rates must ask themselves five critical questions. First, what are we giving...

Act now on budget deficit or our kids will bear the burden

This essay by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Weekend Australian on 25 February 2017. It was the fourth Priorities For Prosperity essay -- a series exploring the challenges of ensuring Australia's future prosperity. You can’t say we weren’t warned about the federal...

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