March 14, 2018 54
Labor's dividend imputation refundability reform could kick off an out-and-out brawl between a major political party and an interest group that is used to getting everything it wants.
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.
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.
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.
June 2, 2016 1
Candidates in safe seats have it tough.
June 2, 2016 1
Who are Miranda Devine's anxious Greek mums? ... the actor for Goldstein ... won't someone challenge Chris Bowen? ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 5, 2016 5
Australians want an end to the taxation exemption enjoyed by church, this week's Essential Report shows.
February 2, 2016 1
Mitch Fifield comes clean ... Google it ... council elections hot up ...
October 19, 2015 8
Is Chris Bowen about to lose his seat?
September 30, 2015 1
A festival of Christophers (Pyne v Bowen) ... no photos, please ...
June 23, 2015 4
Labor has backflipped and backed the government's restoration of fuel excise indexation. Whatever the low-rent politics now, governments of the future will be the winners.
May 12, 2015
Voters back the government's pension changes and Tony Abbott has clawed his way back in voters' estimation, today's Essential Report show -- though only as far as before it all went really bad at the start of the year.
April 24, 2015 7
With most sensible options ruled out, we've gone backwards on tax reform, not forwards.
March 24, 2015 1
Voters are gloomy about the state of the economy, but they want a stronger Renewable Energy Target, not a watered down one, this week's Essential Report shows.
February 18, 2015 9
Comparing ratings to war dead isn't the most tactful way to spice up your TV review.
July 24, 2014 1
The Oz wasn't the only one to get a slap-down from the Press Council. And other media tidbits of the day.