Right-wing figure Milo Yiannopoulos sparked outrage with this Instagram post. Picture: Instagram

Right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos praises pipe bomber

HE’S been described as a “professional troll”, an “internet supervillain” and a “clickbait provocateur”. But right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’ latest controversy might be one of the most shocking yet. The divisive conservative has sparked widespread outrage after praising explosives mailed to a number of high-profile progressive figures in the US this week. On Monday, a […]

Continue Reading
Housing boom also causes wealth inequalities. Picture: iStock

How property increases Australia’s wealth gap

THE Productivity Commission — the Australian government’s highly influential economic advisory body — released a report titled Rising Inequality? last week. The question mark indicates its scepticism about other research findings on rising inequality in Australia. The commission responded to its own question in the report’s very first heading: “Over nearly three decades, inequality has […]

Continue Reading