CrikeyMay 31, 20174 Comments
How much are we spending on infrastructure? ... where's Albo? ... an evening of cultural cringe ...
Bernard KeaneMay 24, 201710 Comments
There's no evidence we're getting infrastructure spending or decision-making right at the Commonwealth level.
Bernard KeaneMay 9, 20171 Comment
This is, as promised, an infrastructure budget, even though some of the infrastructure projects are weird, wacky or just plain dumb.
May 9, 2017
Infrastructure spending won't just be crucial to the government's political fortunes -- if the Reserve Bank is right, it might play an unexpectedly important role in supporting economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Bernard KeaneMay 1, 201719 Comments
The 2017 budget is shaping up as another attack on young people in the form of education fee hikes and the squibbing of meaningful fixes for housing affordability.
Bernard KeaneApr 28, 20175 Comments
Scott Morrison should go all the way with "good debt" and "bad debt" and hand control of infrastructure spending to an independent body rather than politicians.
Bernard KeaneApr 21, 201720 Comments
While immigration dominated the agenda this week, the Nationals were walking tall with some economically illiterate policies.
Bernard KeaneApr 12, 201726 Comments
The Turnbull government appears set to expand its rampant protectionism by handing nearly a billion dollars to Adani, while urban infrastructure projects with much greater benefits go begging.
Bernard KeaneApr 5, 20175 Comments
The heads of the Reserve Bank and APRA have warned governments that housing affordability is a problem they must take responsibility for -- it's beyond the remit of the financial regulators.
Bernard KeaneApr 3, 201726 Comments
Far from being fiscally disciplined, the government has blown over $100 billion courtesy of bad, ideological or partisan decisions, and taxpayers will be bearing the cost for a long time to come.