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Petrol prices must go up

Crikey readers talk fuel excise, Joe Hockey and why Labor shafted single mums.

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The tricky issue of fuel prices

Crikey readers have their say on World Cup controversies, singing politicians and the fuel excise.

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Green-Labor stupidity on fuel excise could be prevented with an X

Allowing at least part of the rise in fuel excise indexation through would be sensible long-term politics from Labor.

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Keane: Hockey robs from the poor — but not the rich — in first budget

Joe Hockey’s first budget as Treasurer will hurt the poor — not the rich. So what’s the gain from all that pain, asks Crikey’s politics editor from Canberra?

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Budget 2014-15: the key questions to ask Joe Hockey today

The key questions to ask about tonight’s federal budget focus on who will pay, how fair it will be and what it will do to economic growth. Crikey asks the tough questions.

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A budget road paved with gold? Dodgy maths and infrastructure wins

Who’ll be the big winners under Tony “Infrastructure PM” Abbott? The federal budget could deliver billions to infrastructure contractors, but Labor reckons the maths is dodgy.

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Yes, we need to invest in roads

Crikey readers talk road infrastructure and Gerard Henderson.

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Ignore rentseekers, the petrol excise should be indexed

The government has made a good call in unfreezing the indexation of the fuel excise, and future treasurers will be grateful. But the decision will herald recurrent political problems for Joe Hockey.

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Nigerian government bungles schoolgirl response

Crikey readers talk the missing Nigerian schoolgirls and the fuel excise.

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Here’s a new way of looking at the budget — but it won’t suit Hockey

New estimates of the structural budget balance sit poorly with opposition claims about the Gillard government’s poor fiscal mismanagement. Turns out things might not be so bad after all …

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A message to you Ruddy

The voters of Gippsland have sent you a message…

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