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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyJul 27, 2017

What would Jesus do? ... chip budget for Treasury ... made-up Brisbane suburbs ...

Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it's too late?

Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it's too late?

Alan DaviesJul 4, 201710 Comments

Determining the appropriate level of immigration for our cities is obviously an important public policy issue but too often sensible discussion is derailed by knee-jerk accusations of xenophobia or racism.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyMay 31, 20174 Comments

How much are we spending on infrastructure? ... where's Albo? ... an evening of cultural cringe ...

Turnbull’s infrastructure plans built on shaky ground, but escape proper scrutiny

Turnbull’s infrastructure plans built on shaky ground, but escape proper scrutiny

Bernard KeaneMay 24, 201710 Comments

There's no evidence we're getting infrastructure spending or decision-making right at the Commonwealth level.

Big bucks, boondoggles and Badgerys -- NSW takes centre stage on infrastructure

Big bucks, boondoggles and Badgerys -- NSW takes centre stage on infrastructure

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.

Budget infrastructure spend crucial as investment growth fades

Budget infrastructure spend crucial as investment growth fades

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneMay 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.

Education Minister renews government attack on young Australians

Education Minister renews government attack on young Australians

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.

Good debt, bad debt, ugly debt

Good debt, bad debt, ugly debt

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.

Nats push the bush while Libs star in Being John Howard

Nats push the bush while Libs star in Being John Howard

Bernard KeaneApr 21, 201720 Comments

While immigration dominated the agenda this week, the Nationals were walking tall with some economically illiterate policies.

Will Turnbull pander to Adani with a $900m loan?

Will Turnbull pander to Adani with a $900m loan?

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.