Opinion Pieces

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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Impact Investing Could Improve Budgets and Lives

January 22, 2017

It’s confronting to consider that in a prosperous nation like Australia, nearly three million people, including 730,000 children, live below the poverty line.

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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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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST