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Is Treasury really this out of touch?

Is Treasury really this out of touch?

Crikey readers discuss the cause of stagnant wages, the death of the private health industry and airline carbon emissions.

Are lazy workers to blame for their stagnant wages?

Are lazy workers to blame for their stagnant wages?

According to Treasury, wage stagnation has nothing to do with the government — workers just need to go and find businesses that pay higher wages.

Wages will not rise under the Coalition

Wages will not rise under the Coalition

Crikey readers discuss the economic downturn, the state of the Senate and school funding

Treasury goes missing as our economic performance slumps

Treasury goes missing as our economic performance slumps

Once the leader of economic policy in Australia, a politicised Treasury is now marginal to debate and has a growing track record of failure.

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.