One story. Two interpretations.

It always amazes me how two people can see the same event, but have completely different interpretations. This brings me to today's observation: coverage of the Liberal Party leadership. According to The Age, speculation over the leadership is "at fever pitch". However, according to The Australian,* "public momentum for a leadership challenge to Tony ­Abbott is losing …

Maps

A break from our regular programming. I love maps. They are a great way to communicate research results of a spatial/geographical nature. One of the best examples of this I've seen of this is the Equal Opportunity Project. Run out of Harvard University, this project looks at inter-generational income mobility, both over time and across …

Cracking down on welfare?

Why a 'takers versus makers' approach isn't entirely helpful. Last week, federal social services minister Kevin Andrews announced he would review commonwealth government welfare payments (see the Fairfax article here and the Daily Telegraph article here). The stated reason for the review is the belief that too many people rely on public benefits for income. The focus, it appears, …