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Business as usual not enough in a disappointing MYEFO

With deficits as far as the eye can see, the government needs to work out how to encourage business investment. Crikey writers Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer explain.

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MYEFO by the numbers: economic rocks ahead

Treasurer Joe Hockey has unveiled a serious deterioration in revenue in the latest budget update.

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The 2014 Crikeys: Ludlam top in a year of duds

With the government badly faltering, its best performers have come from outside domestic policy, while one non-major party politician combined mongrel with policy skill.

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Credlin is not the problem, Abbott and his ministers are

Responsibility for the government’s woes rests not with the PM’s chief of staff but with ministers, from the PM down, who have failed to explain themselves to voters.

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So, you think you’re middle class …

With almost 93% of Australians identifying as middle class, we need to start talking about the c-word.

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iSentia index: the end of a long, long year for the government

The government finished off its last sitting week of the year with a bang.

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Evolve ore die — the grim future of Australia’s steel industry

The latest trade figures from China are in — and it’s not good used for our beleaguered Treasurer.

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Direct Action the economic elephant in the room

Crikey have their say on NSW politics, asylum seeker laws and other issues of the day.

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After five years of waiting, Murray delivers (some of) the goods

Long in the making, the Murray inquiry is a worthy successor to previous financial sector inquiries, and Joe Hockey deserves credit for it.

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Hockey’s tin ear will leave us all worse off

Crikey readers have their say on nuclear power and Joe Hockey’s comments on the budget.

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Joe’s economic story just doesn’t add up

Voters aren’t buying Joe Hockey’s economic narrative. It could be because it just doesn’t stack up.

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Changing the personnel won’t change the government’s behaviour

Crikey readers have their say on the East West Link, a cabinet reshuffle and other issues of the day.

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Keane: reshuffle the key to a better 2015 for the Coalition

The government needs a ministerial overhaul to more effectively play to its strengths.

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The R-word rears its ugly head

Talking about recessions will have a similar impact to the government’s budget rhetoric, which helped deliver two quarters of poor economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Anaemic GDP growth is awful news for Hockey

A weaker-than-expected GDP figure shows a slowing economy that will put yet more pressure on the Treasurer’s beleaguered budget. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer explain.

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Abbott tries to hit reset but Hockey’s critics can smell blood

The Prime Minister has given ground in an effort to get an end-of-year win but his Treasurer is badly wounded.

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Keane: another week, another shocker for a troubled government

The government has suffered yet another bad week — and with no relief in sight.

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Coalition’s mid-term blues deepen as Abbott looks back to McMahon

The government’s domestic woes deepened this week, and a focus on foreign policy won’t salvage its fortunes.

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Government’s wages policy is making Hockey’s job harder

The government’s obsession with slashing wages will further undermine an already fragile revenue base, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Does Australia have the stomach to go after corporate tax avoidance?

There is a lot of lofty talk about cracking down on multinational tax avoidance. But whether the Australian government has the will to make any concrete moves on it is another matter entirely.

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Wounded Hockey faces a nasty choice on banks

The Murray Inquiry is likely to hand the government an invitation to a fight with the big banks — and Treasurer Joe Hockey is in no state to lead it.

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From pinko plots to political masturbation: what pollies thought in their salad days

Christopher Pyne and Joe Hockey were staunch advocates for free university education, but Tony Abbott was seeing reds under the bed.

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Tips and rumours

In search for Hockey’s pizza … Trick or treating at Fairfax … Katter’s happy about fuel prices …

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So much for ‘no more debt and deficit’

The Coalition, long thought of as conservative guardians of the economy, have quietly amassed a staggering amount of debt. Freelance journalist Alan Austin reports.

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ABS jobs data bungle a real crisis for a critical agency

The admission by the ABS that its recent employment data are wrong is a real crisis for an agency that has endured years of cuts, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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