Opinion Pieces

End to APS staff cap will stop Government waste on contractors

August 09, 2018

The shimmering heat haze and red dirt roads of Alice Springs seem like a world away from the morning fog and paved parallel streets of Canberra.

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Budget zombies stalk the Coalition

April 22, 2018

The federal budget is the nation's fiscal and economic blueprint - a document that lays out the agenda of the government of the day and outlines the policy priorities for the year ahead.

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We need to find a better way than Turnbull's corporate tax cuts

March 12, 2018

The big problem with Malcolm Turnbull’s $65bn big business tax cut comes with absolutely no guarantees that the multinationals who receive it will increase investment in Australia, or even invest any of it onshore.

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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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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST