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Tom Crowley

Tom Crowley

Associate, Grattan Institute
Tom joined the Grattan Institute in November 2019 following two years at the Australian Treasury, where he worked on income tax and health policy. Before this, he was at Grattan as an intern and a research assistant.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of Melbourne.

More than half of funding for the major parties remains secret — and this is how they want it

Feb 02, 2021 13:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Political parties in Australia collectively received $168 million in donations for the financial year 2019-20. Today, Australians finally get to see where some of the money came from with the release of data from the...

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Economy

China experiences avocado shortage due to delayed supply from Peru

China is running out of avocados as the supply from Peru is delayed, reportedly due to the quality of the recent batch not meeting the required standards of the Peruvian government. Only available are a limited supply...

S. Korean firms investing in US warned to be diplomatically sensitive to China

With the US committed to jointly form anti-China supply chains with allies, analysts warn that South Korean firms have to be diplomatically sensitive to prevent China from assuming they are part of the...

Asiana cuts Q1 net losses on robust cargo demand

Asiana Airlines Inc.s net losses narrowed to 230.4 billion won in the first quarter from 549 billion won a year earlier as increased cargo sales helped offset a slump in passenger travel. The operating loss of South...

Nestlé-owned firm unveils plant-based jerky products

Nestlé-owned Sweet Earth Foods has launched a plant-based jerky snack as its first shelf-stable product. The new offering, which contains 13g of plant protein per serving, is said to provide the same meaty taste...

S. Korea's ICT exports soar 32.6% in April

South Koreas exports of information and communication technology (ICT) products were estimated at US$17.06 billion in April, rising 32.6 percent from a year earlier. It was the sharpest rise since April 2010 and marked...

Politics

Donald Trump called out by Arizona GOP election official over statement regarding audit

Former President Donald Trump is keeping tabs on the ongoing GOP-controlled election audit in Arizona, perhaps looking to see if the states results could be overturned in his favor. However, following his statement about...

Kamala Harris celebrates stepdaughter Ella Emhoff's college graduation

While the world may know Vice President Kamala Harris by her political position, to her family, she is also known as Momala. Harris took to social media to congratulate her stepdaughter, model Ella Emhoff following her...

Nancy Pelosi rips into House Republicans for denying the occurrence of Jan. 6 insurrection

Both chambers of the House and the Senate are still reeling from the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection last January 6. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently ripped into their Republican counterparts in Congress for their...

Joe Biden pays tribute to law enforcement in Peace Officers Memorial Day statement

This weekend celebrates Peace Officers Memorial Day, and President Joe Biden released a statement commemorating the occasion. Biden thanked law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The...

Science

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal but he wasnt a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat...

From making wine to managing mine waste, clay is important for many industries

The discovery and use of clays dates back to 30,000 years ago, making clays one of the oldest materials used in society. Clays are naturally occurring materials that were first used to make pottery and are now used...

One incredible ocean crossing may have made human evolution possible

Humans evolved in Africa, along with chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys. But primates themselves appear to have evolved elsewhere likely in Asia before colonising Africa. At the time, around 50 million years ago, Africa...

Inside the world of tiny phytoplankton – microscopic algae that provide most of our oxygen

Phytoplankton are microscopic algae living throughout the oceans surface waters. They cant swim and are at the mercy of the currents and tides. Despite their small size, phytoplankton enable life in the oceans and...

First human-monkey embryos created – a small step towards a huge ethical problem

Scientists have created the worlds first monkey embryos containing human cells in an attempt to investigate how the two types of cell develop alongside each other. The embryos, which were derived from a macaque and then...

Technology

Samsung Galaxy A22 expected with design changes and less than $200 pricing for 5G device

While most Android fans are looking forward to the release of Googles mid-range phone, Pixel 5a, Samsung might have one more affordable option to offer. The South Korean tech giant is anticipated to announce the Galaxy A22...

‘Elden Ring’ is not expected to appear at E3 2021

Elden Ring is likely one of the most anticipated games to be presented in the upcoming E3 trade show. With Bandai Namco confirmed to have an event during E3 next month, it seems more possible for a new trailer to be...

More ‘Starfield’ leaks don’t mean it is launching this year

Starfield is back in the headlines over the last few days after a slew of newly leaked photos has appeared online. However, the new leaks do not seem to indicate that the game is launching soon. More Starfield photos...

Android 12 leaks appear a few days before Google I/O 2021

This years major update for the Android mobile operating system is expected to be the main attraction at the upcoming Google I/O. However, a new leak may have revealed how the Android 12 will change some of the systems...
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