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Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and former treasurers Wayne Swan and Peter Costello

The surplus fetish vanishes before our very eyes — but was it ever really there?

Suddenly our obsession with budget surpluses has vanished — so quickly as to raise questions about what it ever really meant.

Cranky Keating swings at the Reserve Bank — and misses

The economy now depends on how much fiscal stimulus the government is going to provide. The Reserve Bank has only a limited role to play, despite an extraordinary swipe from Paul Keating.

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Are people really allowed early access to their super with no scrutiny?

Paul Keating says 'there's been no scrutiny whatsoever'. That isn't totally right. But whether the scheme represents good public policy is a different question.

Queen Victoria Statue at Queen Victoria Building, Sydney (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Coekon)

Pandemic proves perfect cover for building a new New Britannia in Australia

The right have no loyalty to Australia as an independent country.

Former prime minister Paul Keating (Image: AAP/Alan Porritt)

Remember the 1990s recession? Here’s hoping the hard lessons learnt back then are not lost now

The effects of the early '90s recession dragged on for many years. This time around, policymakers have responded much more quickly, but can they prevent the same long-term harm?

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Rock in a hard place? Rolling Stone’s rebirth is the year’s most unlikely media story

Two years after the ink dried on its last issue, the magazine plans to grab the gen X market and run with it.

The Carriageworks arts precinct. (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Under COVID cover, Morrison enacts a war on culture — and wins

Australia has been letting the arts die by a thousand cuts for years — COVID-19 was just the latest stroke.

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Labor election review points finger

Good morning, early birds. Labor's long-awaited election review blames strategy, agenda and leadership to boot, and a government report says the drought will only worsen. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Scott Morrison (right) and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam.

Australia reckons with a long history of neglecting its Asian neighbours

Successive Australian governments have snubbed, time and again, south-east Asian countries. This represents a potentially significant problem for Australia's strategic foothold in the region.

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The best and worst of question time

If the "bring your coal to work" incidents don't convince you that question time needs a shake up, the Fatman Scoop tributes will.

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