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News

A Masterclass in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, as a word, is often falsely labelled. Placed high on a pedestal, it appears to be seemingly out of reach, unachievable and unattainable to the common man; other times it is used as a

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News

Mannkal goes to Pinjarra!

When reflecting on liberal philosophy and free market ideas, it is easy to speculate on an abstract response to a hypothetical threat or crisis. Hindsight and distance allow individuals to be brave and not realise

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Opinion

Roads, Rorts and Rubbish

The City of Perth scandal was a high-profile illustration of how cavalier governance can lead local administrations astray. New research published by the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, however, uncovers how the issues which plague local

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Premier Mark McGowan arrives wearing a mandatory face mask to Dumas House Press Room on January 31, 2021 in Perth, Australia. Premier Mark McGowan has announced a five day lockdown across the Perth, Peel and South West regions of Western Australia, effective from 6pm local time on Sunday 21 January. The lockdown measures come following the discovery of a positive COVID-19 case in a worker at a quarantine hotel. (Photo by Matt Jelonek/Getty Images)
Opinion

Restrictions mask post-election hard truths

COVID-19 has been beneficial for incumbents who have exercised strong and decisive leadership. Indeed, in Western Australia, the McGowan-led ALP Government’s approval rating reached record highs in 2020. But ahead of the election, the question

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Book Review

Was Jesus a Socialist?

Was Jesus a Socialist? Lawrence W. Reed explores not only the answer the titular question, but also what socialism is and whether it is compatible with the “Golden Rule.” Jesus’s teachings on economics, the rich,

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Mates for Mining

What is keeping Australia afloat?

Mates for Mining On Friday November 20, 2020, Mannkal hosted the fast-growing “Mates for Mining” morning tea. This simple idea is to recognise those in the sector, especially those who are literally on the coal

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Opinion

Workers to pay for industrial manslaughter laws

The intent underpinning Western Australia’s recently passed Work Health and Safety Bill is well placed. Yet goodwill does not necessarily translate to good policy. Judging by the official statements, legislators expect the Bill to create

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Opinion

The billions in debt behind WA’s black ink budget

Behind the headline black ink in Ben Wyatt’s 2020 state budget is an indulgent and self-interested fiscal stimulus. Ben Wyatt’s $1.2-billion budget surplus this year comes off the back of higher-than-forecast iron ore prices, which

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eFocus

A show of resilience in Busselton

In a world of disruption, automation and change, versatility and resilience are key. The workforce our next generation faces is a vastly different landscape to its predecessors. Stability is out, dynamism in. Some of yesterday’s

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