Prime Minister Scott Morrison asserted in a radio interview that “there was no slavery in Australia”. This is a common misunderstanding which often obscures our nation’s history of exploitation of First Nations people and Pacific Islanders.
Life during a pandemic doesn’t give us much to look forward to—especially since we don’t really have any idea when it’s ever going to end. But one of the rare positive side effects of our new quarantine lifestyle is our newfound virtual access to various parks, museums and historical destinations….
In a normal year we would be weeks away from the May budget and the official forecasts for the financial year ahead. This year there will be no official forecasts until October 6, the date of the postponed budget. It might be just as well.