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Crikey locked out from the royal commission lock-up

Crikey locked out from the royal commission lock-up

We hate to make ourselves the story, but this is a regression to the bad old days.

Treasury boss makes heavy weather of climate questions

Treasury boss makes heavy weather of climate questions

If you assume Treasury has done some thinking about how Australia will be affected by climate change, you'd be wrong, as we learnt this week at estimates.

Royal commission adds Howard, Costello to the banking hall of shame

Royal commission adds Howard, Costello to the banking hall of shame

The Hayne royal commission interim report is a missile fired at the neoliberal fantasy at the heart of financial services regulation in Australia.

Don’t mention the wage: Gaetjens underwhelms with first outing as Treasury Secretary

Don’t mention the wage: Gaetjens underwhelms with first outing as Treasury Secretary

In his first speech, the new Treasury Secretary has completely ignored the biggest policy and political challenge the government faces: wage stagnation.

Phil Gaetjens should not lead Treasury

Phil Gaetjens should not lead Treasury

The appointment of a Liberal Party staffer to run Treasury is a new low in the debasement of Treasury as a source of authoritative advice.

There are far better things you could spend the $64 billion tax handout on

There are far better things you could spend the $64 billion tax handout on

Even accepting the government's claims about its company tax cuts at face value, there's no evidence it's the best way to improve economic growth, or even business investment.

The Morrison, Molan and general Coalition guide to excusing lies and hate speech

The Morrison, Molan and general Coalition guide to excusing lies and hate speech

The new logic from the government is that your former job gives you unchallengeable authority to say anything you like, no matter how wrong.

How are we at predicting the economy? Not as bad as you think

How are we at predicting the economy? Not as bad as you think

Treasury has a mixed record of forecasting key economic stats -- and it struggles on the ones that count.

Treasury reveals only half of overseas retailers will actually pay GST despite new laws

Treasury reveals only half of overseas retailers will actually pay GST despite new laws

Just how Treasury worked out it will get $300 million in GST from overseas sales remains a mystery.

Lockup crackdown won’t stop leaks — but it will make it harder for journos to do their jobs

Lockup crackdown won’t stop leaks — but it will make it harder for journos to do their jobs

Treasury secretary John Fraser has taken the extraordinary step of banning journalists' mobile devices from the annual budget lockup.