Suddenly our obsession with budget surpluses has vanished — so quickly as to raise questions about what it ever really meant.
U-turn with a screech for the Queensland LNP, no zoom-zoom for Scott Morrison, and who's smiling now as Quadrant says 'cheese'.
Ten years on, the Gillard government is associated with scandal and soap opera. But its economic successes hold lessons for Australia in 2020.
When even good journalists fail to explore the financial and personal links between companies and policymakers, they allow a pervasive form of institutional corruption to flourish.
Australia needs a new social contract if it's to emerge from this crisis in one piece, writes Wayne Swan.
With the government suddenly changing its tune on economic stimulus amid the growing coronavirus crisis, former federal treasurer Wayne Swan asks if Morrison and co have what it takes to keep the country afloat.
When Wayne Swan had to choose between pride and supporting the economy, he opted for the latter. Now Josh Frydenberg faces a similar choice.
For Wayne Swan, Australia's avoidance of a recession during the financial crisis was only the start of a long-term challenge to safeguard economic democracy, one his party must continue to face.
Crikey readers discuss Barnaby Joyce's role in Australia's environmental troubles, the ongoing Melbourne University Publishing board scandal and the need for an international tax overhaul.