Paula Matthewson May 8, 2017 5 Comments
The back to basics budget would focus on creating jobs, improving living standards and protecting the disadvantaged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.