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Opinion Pieces

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 can't let go of the fair go

January 23, 2017

For Australia to succeed and prosper as an economy and a society, we need to ensure growth is inclusive, hard work is rewarded, and there’s a decent safety net for those left behind.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST