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.
February 7, 2018 11
The new logic from the government is that your former job gives you unchallengeable authority to say anything you like, no matter how wrong.
September 11, 2017
Treasury has a mixed record of forecasting key economic stats -- and it struggles on the ones that count.
June 16, 2017 4
Just how Treasury worked out it will get $300 million in GST from overseas sales remains a mystery.
May 30, 2017 10
Treasury secretary John Fraser has taken the extraordinary step of banning journalists' mobile devices from the annual budget lockup.
September 22, 2016 6
Is climate change real? The Treasury and Prime Minister and Cabinet appear to disagree, if their corporate plans are anything to go by.
September 16, 2016 3
The AFP has not been called in to investigate a damaging leak against Labor from Treasury in the lead-up to the budget in May.
September 9, 2016 3
An effective response to economic populism isn't likely to include berating workers and complaining about the need to slash spending while proposing tax cuts, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
September 1, 2016 1
It's the sort of error public servants dread -- a howler that goes right through them all and into a high-profile bill. And the best and the brightest of the Public Service did it to their Treasurer.
July 12, 2016 2
The review model, anyone would concede, served us well in the past. But no more.