Opinion Pieces

Middle Australia needs AAA rating, not business tax cut

December 13, 2016

The Turnbull Government can keep Australia’s AAA credit rating or it can keep its $50 billion big business tax cut – but it can’t keep both, writes Shadow Finance Minister Jim Chalmers.

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If we ignore what motivates Hanson supporters, they will Trump us

November 14, 2016

Almost a week on, the world is still coming to terms with Donald Trump’s shock US election victory. For so many people it was a demoralising result.

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A Deeper Disillusionment

September 29, 2016

Let’s not stuff around: politics has gone mad.

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Australia cannot afford to miss the 'blockchain' revolution

March 24, 2016

An emerging technology called blockchain has the potential to transform the way we do business, and it's being rapidly developed at a time when Australia is in a very good position to take advantage, writes Jim Chalmers.

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G20: Missing in Action on Trade

March 07, 2016

Last month’s Shanghai meeting gave more ammunition to critics of the Group of 20. Its meagre outcomes bolstered the argument that while the G20 was extraordinarily successful in spurring the decisive and coordinated international action necessary to survive the global financial crisis, its post-crisis role is much diminished.

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There's Nothing Super about Lowering Superannuation Penalties

February 03, 2016

Are you one of the 690,000 or so Australians who weren't paid superannuation correctly last year? Most of us can depend on our employers to do the right thing and contribute quarterly to our retirement savings, but if you're the one in 15 Australian workers, you might be missing out.

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