Without needs-based funding, Gonski is gone-ski.
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I was listening to a brave group of children from Rainbow families. These kids were telling me about themselves, who are they are and what they like, about their families and why they are fearful of a plebiscite on marriage equality. I cried because their stories were powerful, and so bravely told.
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Inequality in Australia is at a 75-year high. This is not evenly distributed around the nation. The pattern is different between cities, and also within them. Increasingly, place matters: where you live is shaping how you live.
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It shouldn't be a matter of political point scoring. We are talking about a central plank of our productivity challenge and about liveability for the great majority of Australians. It's a matter of urgency for Mr Turnbull to start fixing this mess he inherited.
As we grapple with the vital challenge of making the places where most Australians live and work more productive, liveable and sustainable let's make sure we look around us. Let's not assume the answer to every problem can be found within. Sydney and Melbourne need to be at least as attractive a place to locate as Singapore if we are to remain globally competitive.