July, 2018

Partisan appointments show a government bent on destroying independent advice

, Jul 16, 2018

At a time when frank and fearless advice is sorely needed, the government has appointed one of its own to the Productivity Commission.

Phil Gaetjens should not lead Treasury

and , Jul 13, 2018

The appointment of a Liberal Party staffer to run Treasury is a new low in the debasement of Treasury as a source of authoritative advice.

Crikey Worm: divisions over government’s new GST plan

, Jul 05, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The government has unveiled a radical new plan for the GST distribution system. Plus, a rift with New Zealand over the teenager in adult detention. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Correcting Scott Morrison’s falsehoods on the Australian economy

, Jun 27, 2018

The Treasurer's press releases are packed with incorrect assertions about Australia's economic dominance, falsehoods about tax relief and deflections from the government's financial incompetence -- and that's just in the last month.

Wage stagnation is a major failing of our governing class

and , May 17, 2018

Policymakers, refusing to accept that their wage growth thinking is deeply flawed, serve nothing but the interests of profitable corporations.

If Australia were a startup, I wouldn’t invest

, May 09, 2018

Crikey readers react to the budget and suggest chucking Scott Morrison on an episode of Shark Tank.

Scott Morrison, spending addict

, May 09, 2018

Scott Morrison began his time as Treasurer taming Tony Abbott's spending. Now he's undoing that good work with a budget splurge.

ABC blindsided by cuts

, May 08, 2018

As one of the Coalition's traditional enemies, the ABC has been come in for a drubbing in this budget.

Waiting for ScoMo: is this a budget lock-up or a comedy fringe festival?

, May 08, 2018

Comedians steal ScoMo's limelight in the 2018 budget lock-up.

Surpluses and a ‘bacon and egg roll’ tax cut

, May 08, 2018

The government has delivered a modest tax cut and a plan to return to surpluses a year earlier than forecast -- driven by a steady-as-she-goes economy.