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Opinion Pieces

A Budget for millionaires and multinationals, not middle Australia

December 19, 2017

With a week to go until Christmas, Malcolm Turnbull has made it perfectly clear in his budget update that it’s big multinational businesses and millionaires who will get all the goodies, and not Australians who work and study.

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Rethinking Finance: Why Australia needs a new portfolio approach

November 16, 2017

Forty-one years ago this week the decision was taken to split the Department of Finance from the existing Treasury.

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Even Turnbull's good economic news is terrible

September 28, 2017

Time and again when it comes to economic management, the Turnbull government substantially lowers the bar and yet still manages to trip over it.

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The Turnbull Government's incredible debt problem

June 16, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull and his Government now have the dubious honour of presiding over half-a-trillion dollars in gross debt for the first time ever in this country’s history.

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Why Scott Morrison's Budget is in such a mess

June 02, 2017

There are really three ways to improve the Budget bottom line – through increasing taxes, fair savings measures and strong economic growth.

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Australians want fairness to be more than a slogan

May 22, 2017

One of the reasons Australians are no more convinced with or impressed by the Abbott-Turnbull Government's fourth Budget than the three preceding it is because it can't be divorced from the broader economic and political reality into which it has been released.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST