Topic archives: Chris Bowen

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

October 3, 2017 3

In a speech to the Asia Society, Chris Bowen has delivered an honest and forthright assessment of where we stand right now with our nearest and most important neighbours.

Treasury throw Morrison under the omnibus*

September 1, 2016 1

It's the sort of error public servants dread -- a howler that goes right through them all and into a high-profile bill. And the best and the brightest of the Public Service did it to their Treasurer.

Fiscal figments: Labor costings extend into the void

Fiscal figments: Labor costings extend into the void

June 27, 2016

Labor has offered a 10-year budget projection for its election costings. But we can't even get the next three years right.

Won’t anyone challenge Chris Bowen? Plus Labor’s actor for Goldstein

June 2, 2016 1

Candidates in safe seats have it tough.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 2, 2016 1

Who are Miranda Devine's anxious Greek mums? ... the actor for Goldstein ... won't someone challenge Chris Bowen? ...

Treasurers’ debate mired in costings and process

May 27, 2016

Chris Bowen and Scott Morrison went head-to-head today but the exchanges focused primarily on the budget, not the wider economy.

Bowen hammers triple-A rating in budget reply

May 10, 2016 1

Chris Bowen delivered the usual shadow treasurer's budget reply today -- unusually, at the start of an election campaign and, unusually, with an extensive array of policies already laid out.

Budget put pedal to the metal on iron ore forecast — crashes, burns

May 10, 2016 3

Next week we'll find out what the Treasury and the Department of Finance really think about the economy -- and whether the government's optimistic budget forecasts are sound, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Voters unmoved by budget, but it’s stopped the rot for the Coalition

May 10, 2016 6

While voters are broadly unimpressed by last week's budget, individual measures have their support -- and the momentum against the government has halted.

Essential: voters want to dump religious tax exemption

April 5, 2016 5

Australians want an end to the taxation exemption enjoyed by church, this week's Essential Report shows.