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Pandemic? Nothing that a good dose of reform wouldn’t fix. No, really

What economists think we need and what regular people will put up with is rarely the same thing.

Twenty years on, GST’s lies hide a more banal truth — and reveal the impact of vested interests

While neoliberals are celebrating 20 years of the GST, there's no evidence it delivered the kind of benefits promised at the time. And, as always, it reflects the power of vested interests.

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What we can learn about the future of our economy by paying attention to the past

Implementation of a big business reform agenda after the crisis would lead to lower growth, more wage stagnation and more anger at business as it inflicts costs on the community.

Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Corporations are working to mould the post-pandemic economy in their interests

If progressives really want to see meaningful change in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, they need to recognise the powerful forces that will resist it.

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How the media plays Canberra games instead of serving voters

The parlous state of economic debate in Australia is demonstrated by the lack of interest, or informed analysis, of the Prime Minister's major speech on economic reform.

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Congratulations, Australia: you played yourself

Crikey readers discuss the government's economic non-platform, the threat of mining to Queensland and Australia's privacy laws.

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Morrison rummages for leadership in the garbage bin of neoliberalism

Scott Morrison's reform agenda is a reheat of neoliberal cliches that he doesn't even have the courage to push for himself.

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Shorten to pitch federal election as a ‘referendum on wages’

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten will today pitch Labor's plan for economic reform to voters, and leaked reports reveal that "manning issues" mean Border Force is missing sea patrol targets by as much as 20%. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

More spin on ‘economic reform’ won’t work with an angry electorate

The longer the right believes neoliberalism can be restored if only the Liberals can sell it better, the happier Labor will be.

Productivity Commission serves up a megamix of old reform favourites

The Productivity Commission's latest report, designed to provide new impetus to economic reform, instead shows there's really not a lot to be done without political will.

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