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Competition policy is the new, and weird, front line of neoliberalism

Competition policy is the new, and weird, front line of neoliberalism

With widespread agreement that corporations have grown too powerful, is divestment the best way to curb that power? It's a debate many others are having outside Australia.

Labor’s tax reform sets the scene for a real class war

Labor’s tax reform sets the scene for a real class war

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.

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

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.

Treasury throw Morrison under the omnibus*

Treasury throw Morrison under the omnibus*

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.

Fiscal figments: Labor costings extend into the void

Fiscal figments: Labor costings extend into the void

Labor has offered a 10-year budget projection for its election costings. But we can't even get the next three years right.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Who are Miranda Devine's anxious Greek mums? ... the actor for Goldstein ... won't someone challenge Chris Bowen? ...

Treasurers’ debate mired in costings and process

Treasurers’ debate mired in costings and process

Chris Bowen and Scott Morrison went head-to-head today but the exchanges focused primarily on the budget, not the wider economy.

Bowen hammers triple-A rating in budget reply

Bowen hammers triple-A rating in budget reply

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.

Budget put pedal to the metal on iron ore forecast — crashes, burns

Budget put pedal to the metal on iron ore forecast — crashes, burns

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.