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Yet another budget where Australia pigheadedly misunderstands China

Yet another budget where Australia pigheadedly misunderstands China

Michael SainsburyMay 4, 20163 Comments

ScoMo has it wrong on China. But don't worry, Moz, almost all Aussie treasurers do.

Business bites: deflation nears ... RBA fears ...

CrikeyMay 4, 2016

Deflation stalks the markets, and Morrison doesn't seem to care.

To escape from debt, the Coalition needs to curb its spending addiction

To escape from debt, the Coalition needs to curb its spending addiction

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMay 4, 201610 Comments

Unless the Coalition breaks its addiction to spending, Australia is the path to gross debt of 30% of GDP -- and ratings agencies will be keenly watching, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Aged care: govt hands Labor an instrument of war

Aged care: govt hands Labor an instrument of war

Bernard KeaneMay 3, 20163 Comments

The government has taken a huge chunk out of aged care, giving Labor a potential election wedge.

Read my lips: no new tax cuts

Read my lips: no new tax cuts

Ben OquistMay 3, 201611 Comments

It couldn't be simpler for the callow Treasurer.

Turnbull's election fightback must start tonight

Turnbull's election fightback must start tonight

Bernard KeaneMay 3, 201616 Comments

Rather than merely rehashing last year's budget and copying Labor, Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison have to use tonight's budget to offer a clear story to voters, one that will enable them to regain momentum.

A (very) little-something-for-everyone budget -- but how accurate?

A (very) little-something-for-everyone budget -- but how accurate?

Bernard KeaneMay 2, 20167 Comments

The important elements of the budget will be its expectations about the economy and the path back to surplus -- but attention will focus on the handouts.

Welfare for everyone -- and six other ideas for the 2016 budget

Welfare for everyone -- and six other ideas for the 2016 budget

Jason MurphyMay 2, 201610 Comments

We should at least look into the feasibility of a "universal basic income" for Australia.

Memo to Moz: whatever you do, do NOT cut taxes

Memo to Moz: whatever you do, do NOT cut taxes

Alan AustinMay 2, 201613 Comments

In an open letter to the Treasurer, econometrics writer Alan Austin shows how he can produce a surplus tomorrow and pay back the debt.

Colgate-Palmolive cops fine for cartel conduct, but some have soap in their eyes

Colgate-Palmolive cops fine for cartel conduct, but some have soap in their eyes

Glenn DyerApr 29, 2016

Colgate is up for $18 million after a Federal Court decision.