May 6, 20166 Comments
On the cusp of an election, the economy is wobbling badly indeed, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.
Jason MurphyMay 5, 20168 Comments
Spending $50 billion for around 3000 jobs works out at a bit over $16 million each.
Bernard KeaneMay 5, 201632 Comments
Accusations of "class warfare" are again being bandied about, but the charge is problematic when the government itself is targeting high income earners.
Michael SainsburyMay 4, 20164 Comments
ScoMo has it wrong on China. But don't worry, Moz, almost all Aussie treasurers do.
May 4, 201616 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.
Bernard KeaneMay 3, 20163 Comments
The government has taken a huge chunk out of aged care, giving Labor a potential election wedge.
May 3, 201611 Comments
It couldn't be simpler for the callow Treasurer.
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.
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.
Jason MurphyMay 2, 201610 Comments
We should at least look into the feasibility of a "universal basic income" for Australia.