Opinion Pieces

It's not just juggling the numbers, Finance in government should be about communities

January 18, 2019

The Logan Entertainment Centre is 1177 kilometres away from the Department of Finance building in Canberra. Late last year, it played host to ChangeFest, an important event that encourages and inspires place-based social change in communities like mine that experience entrenched pockets of disadvantage.

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Private-public sector co-operation can tackle major challenges

January 08, 2019

A decade ago, a solar and battery system that relies on machine learning to make intelligent decisions to optimise energy use in people’s homes might have seemed like something straight out of science fiction.

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In budgets as in life generally, a tail is a tail is a tail

December 14, 2018

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?

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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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