Well, we did ask for "fantasy" budget.
With the 2018 budget less than a week away from dropping, Per Capita has once again put together its wish-list -- a grab-bag of tax, education, and services funding reform.
What should tomorrow's federal budget include? Emma Dawson, executive director at Per Capita and Stephen Koukoulas, Per Capita research fellow, have a crack at it.
In an open letter to the Treasurer, econometrics writer Alan Austin shows how he can produce a surplus tomorrow and pay back the debt.
If economist and Australia Institute executive directorRichard Denniss were treasurer, he would stop giving subsidies to things we want to discourage, such as fossil fuels and binge drinking.
What would freelance journalist and economist Jason Murphy do if he were Australia's Treasurer? He would extend the GST to education, eradicate stamp duty and bring in a land tax.
We anoint policy analysts and Governomics authors Ian McAuley and Miriam Lyons as Treasurers for the day. They would issue a set of infrastructure bonds and repair the national balance sheet.
After a few pints, our resident provocateur is ready to bust a cap in super and prop up the Australian porn industry. It's another Crikey fantasy budget, with a slight twist ...
The Australian Institute executive director Richard Denniss says Australia would have a lot more money for services if it did not keep giving tax breaks to the rich.