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Chalmers: even Turnbull’s good economic news is terrible

Chalmers: even Turnbull’s good economic news is terrible

Mathias Cormann and Scott Morrison are falling all over themselves to say that the economy as not as bad as they had thought it might be. But as shadow finance minister Jim Chalmers writes, that's not exactly good news.

Think Scott Morrison is a good treasurer? Here are 40 reasons you are wrong

Think Scott Morrison is a good treasurer? Here are 40 reasons you are wrong

Suddenly everyone seems to have forgot to hate Scott Morrison, with his polling numbers surprisingly good. Here are 40 reasons his treasurership has been a shambles.

Should Australia start searching for MH370 again?

Should Australia start searching for MH370 again?

Will the need for a resumed MH370 search receive attention from an Australian government in crisis, even with long awaited new information on satellite imagery and drift analyses?

If Barnaby Joyce goes (and he could well be going), the government could fall

If Barnaby Joyce goes (and he could well be going), the government could fall

The discovery that Barnaby Joyce is a New Zealand citizen could bring down the entire Turnbull government.

How long does Malcolm Turnbull have left?

How long does Malcolm Turnbull have left?

Political columnists have started to predict the "terminal stage" of the Turnbull government. Based on past experience, how long does his leadership have left?

New poll puts the Coalition within margin of error, but is it reliable?

New poll puts the Coalition within margin of error, but is it reliable?

A new poll has delivered some much-needed good news for the Turnbull government -- but the Prime Minister shouldn't take it to the bank just yet.

Malcolm Turnbull needs to reconnect with voters. Bill Shorten can show him how.

Malcolm Turnbull needs to reconnect with voters. Bill Shorten can show him how.

Malcolm Turnbull needs to spend his winter break productively reconnecting with voters. And weirdly, Bill Shorten knows just the thing.

Australia’s gross debt has crashed through $500b. Which is the party of good financial management again?

Australia’s gross debt has crashed through $500b. Which is the party of good financial management again?

Remember when the Coalition said it would solve Australia's debt and deficit problem? Tell that to the $500 billion debt, which is getting worse by the minute.

Peter Costello has finally left the building

Peter Costello has finally left the building

It turns out taxes are not actually a “burden”, but a necessary revenue-raising measure in order to fund projects Australians want, writes The Australia Institute chief economist Richard Denniss.

Hang the debt, 2017 budget a tax-and-spend voter honeytrap

Hang the debt, 2017 budget a tax-and-spend voter honeytrap

Who said the Coalition was fiscally conservative? The 2017 budget seems to say the hell with living within our means -- let’s just fund everything.