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Treasurer, here’s a new recruit to the ranks of the taxed-nots

Treasurer, here’s a new recruit to the ranks of the taxed-nots

Forget Scott Morrison's taxed and taxed-nots -- his big problem this week was some shocking results from two of the country's biggest companies, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Weak wages and a dud BHP result spell more trouble for Morrison

Weak wages and a dud BHP result spell more trouble for Morrison

Wages growth is so low it is underperforming budget forecasts, which is bad news for the budget -- and the BHP result will add to Treasurer Scott Morrison's woes, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

How the government got mugged by commodity prices and hubris

How the government got mugged by commodity prices and hubris

The constant downgrading of revenue forecasts for the coming budget year illustrates how the Coalition, despite its own rhetoric, has been humbled by external factors.

Hey Moz, how’s that budget repair going?

Hey Moz, how’s that budget repair going?

Scott Morrison will need to pull a budget repair rabbit out of the economic hat come next Tuesday.

Yoyo-ing revenue adds more confusion for an indecisive government

Yoyo-ing revenue adds more confusion for an indecisive government

Are we trying to get out of budget deficit or not? Volatile tax revenue has exposed the inconsistency of the government's position on tax, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Lucky we don’t have a revenue problem, because revenue looks bad

Lucky we don’t have a revenue problem, because revenue looks bad

With ever-greater pressure on revenue, the government's decision not to have a mini-budget looks increasingly problematic, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

What the heck is horizontal fiscal equalisation, and why does WA hate it?

What the heck is horizontal fiscal equalisation, and why does WA hate it?

Western Australia is particularly upset with the way the federal government distributes GST revenue. Does it have a point? Crikey intern Sophie Thomas explains.

Vultures circle Joe as he lashes out at Treasury

Vultures circle Joe as he lashes out at Treasury

Joe Hockey is struggling to keep his job and is clinging to a budget now abandoned even by his leader.

Business as usual not enough in a disappointing MYEFO

Business as usual not enough in a disappointing MYEFO

With deficits as far as the eye can see, the government needs to work out how to encourage business investment. Crikey writers Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer explain.

Poor week for the government, but will Lambie make life easier?

Poor week for the government, but will Lambie make life easier?

As politics switches focus to the G20 and foreign visitors, the government's woes continue.