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Costello could have saved the economy, ScoMo blew it up

Costello could have saved the economy, ScoMo blew it up

If taxes were now what they were during 2008-09, there would be no deficit, writes The Australia Institute executive director Ben Oquist.

The economic case for a company tax cut is collapsing

The economic case for a company tax cut is collapsing

A corporate tax cut would not actually be very good for the economy, writes The Australia Institute director Ben Oquist.

Rubbery figures

Rubbery figures

Peter Brent replies to Ben Oquist's piece in yesterday's edition.

Forget broadening GST, it’s time to close tax breaks for the rich

Forget broadening GST, it’s time to close tax breaks for the rich

If Turnbull really wants a fair tax system, he needs to look beyond GST, writes executive director of the Australia Institute Ben Oquist.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Victorian Labor staffing rules ... unions get involved in Queensland ... and Crikey could win you a million ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

News Corp scribe calls Bolt a 'sook' ... what Ben Oquist did next ... Sophie Mirabella in political comeback? ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Rorts and favours at beauty mags ... Oz rails against tweeting journos ... were bikie laws used against drumming circle? ...

Greens staffer exodus? Supporters round behind Milne

Greens staffer exodus? Supporters round behind Milne

Senior Greens staffers have slammed reportage of an internal crack-up in Christine Milne's office as a media beat-up.

The Power Index: election deciders, the fixers at #2

The Power Index: election deciders, the fixers at #2

Our top pollies' chiefs of staff Ben Hubbard and Peta Credlin are invaluable to their respective leaders, sending their troops into battle, calming hot tempers and negotiating back-room deals. The Power Index finds out what makes these political powerbrokers tick.