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Feb 6, 2013

The economy if Labor wins: industry and construction the keys

Labor's commitment to manufacturing differentiates it from the Coalition on economic policy, but both sides will face the same challenge no matter who wins the election. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

Where’s the Australian economy headed if Labor manages re-election?

Yesterday we looked at how the economy would fare if the Coalition’s broad economic and fiscal policies — to the extent that we know them — were successfully implemented.

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4 thoughts on “The economy if Labor wins: industry and construction the keys

  1. John Newton

    How about a report on the society if Libs/Labs win – after all, and I do have to remind you, the economy is supposed to serve the society and not, as is increasingly the case, the reverse.

  2. John Newton

    And, having just written the above, I read First Dog who is on the the same wavelength

  3. K.D. Afford

    Given we live in a finite world, but are told that we are using 140% of its resources at what point do we stop! The answer to our quality of life is not more cars, more houses: if a hundred acres could carry 100 sheep, putting 140 on there is exactly what we are blindly trying to do with the planet. We need to take lessons from contained societies like Norway and Denmark.

  4. jesse mandragoria

    “Wayne Swan (we assume) returns in September”
    is this a typo or am i misreading it or something? crikey’s been on the “libs are a sure thing” train since just after the 2010 election.

    @ K.D. Afford – “We need to take lessons from contained societies like Norway and Denmark.”
    no room for innovation in politics. innovation implies risk, risk implies uncertainty, uncertainty is anathema in australian politics, thanks almost entirely to the msm,

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