Labor's dividend imputation refundability reform could kick off an out-and-out brawl between a major political party and an interest group that is used to getting everything it wants.
In a speech to the Asia Society, Chris Bowen has delivered an honest and forthright assessment of where we stand right now with our nearest and most important neighbours.
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.
Labor has offered a 10-year budget projection for its election costings. But we can't even get the next three years right.
Candidates in safe seats have it tough.
Who are Miranda Devine's anxious Greek mums? ... the actor for Goldstein ... won't someone challenge Chris Bowen? ...
Chris Bowen delivered the usual shadow treasurer's budget reply today -- unusually, at the start of an election campaign and, unusually, with an extensive array of policies already laid out.
Next week we'll find out what the Treasury and the Department of Finance really think about the economy -- and whether the government's optimistic budget forecasts are sound, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
While voters are broadly unimpressed by last week's budget, individual measures have their support -- and the momentum against the government has halted.