February 15, 2018 8
Even accepting the government's claims about its company tax cuts at face value, there's no evidence it's the best way to improve economic growth, or even business investment.
September 19, 2017 2
We're at risk of wasting billions on water infrastructure that isn't needed, the Productivity Commission has said -- repeating previous warnings about how we subsidise unviable irrigation.
August 28, 2017 28
Malcolm Turnbull's Snowy Hydro 2.0 is a couple of small announcements masquerading as a "gamechanger" in energy policy -- one the Productivity Commission fears will be a white elephant.
July 27, 2017
What would Jesus do? ... chip budget for Treasury ... made-up Brisbane suburbs ...
July 4, 2017 10
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.
May 31, 2017 4
How much are we spending on infrastructure? ... where's Albo? ... an evening of cultural cringe ...
May 24, 2017 10
There's no evidence we're getting infrastructure spending or decision-making right at the Commonwealth level.
May 9, 2017 1
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.
May 1, 2017 19
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.