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Matthewson’s fantasy budget: back to basics

Paula Matthewson May 8, 2017 5 Comments

The back to basics budget would focus on creating jobs, improving living standards and protecting the disadvantaged.

Per Capita’s fantasy budget: scrap the sub building, bring back Gonski 1.0

Crikey May 8, 2017 6 Comments

What should tomorrow's federal budget include? Emma Dawson, executive director at Per Capita and Stephen Koukoulas, Per Capita research fellow, have a crack at it.

Memo to Moz: whatever you do, do NOT cut taxes

Crikey May 2, 2016 13 Comments

In an open letter to the Treasurer, econometrics writer Alan Austin shows how he can produce a surplus tomorrow and pay back the debt.

Fantasy budget 2015: close the tax loopholes

Fantasy budget 2015: close the tax loopholes

Crikey May 12, 2015 4 Comments

If economist and Australia Institute executive directorRichard Denniss were treasurer, he would stop giving subsidies to things we want to discourage, such as fossil fuels and binge drinking.

Fantasy budget 2015: goodbye stamp duty, hello land tax

Crikey May 11, 2015 12 Comments

What would freelance journalist and economist Jason Murphy do if he were Australia's Treasurer? He would extend the GST to education, eradicate stamp duty and bring in a land tax.

Fantasy budget 2015: it’s time to repair the balance sheet

Crikey May 11, 2015 3 Comments

We anoint policy analysts and Governomics authors Ian McAuley and Miriam Lyons as Treasurers for the day. They would issue a set of infrastructure bonds and repair the national balance sheet.

Fantasy budget: Helen Razer’s draught budget, with added p-rn

Helen Razer May 14, 2013 1 Comment

After a few pints, our resident provocateur is ready to bust a cap in super and prop up the Australian porn industry. It's another Crikey fantasy budget, with a slight twist ...

Fantasy budget: Richard Denniss would cut from the rich

Fantasy budget: Richard Denniss would cut from the rich

Crikey May 9, 2013 11 Comments

The Australian Institute executive director Richard Denniss says Australia would have a lot more money for services if it did not keep giving tax breaks to the rich.

Fantasy budget: economist Bill Mitchell mans the barricades

Fantasy budget: economist Bill Mitchell mans the barricades

Crikey May 8, 2013 14 Comments

Australia's budget deficit is far too low -- we should guarantee jobs for the underemployed and spend more on public hospitals. That's what economist Professor Bill Mitchell would do if he were in charge.

Fantasy budget: Keane on the slow path to sustainability

Fantasy budget: Keane on the slow path to sustainability

Bernard Keane May 7, 2013 12 Comments

Big writedowns in revenues are a problem, but a slow path back to budget sustainability can be found by curbing big spending and tax items. Crikey's political correspondent draws up his fantasy budget.