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Developing an Alternative Progressive Economic Agenda By Tom Skladzien

This is an abridged version of an article which appeared in Australian Options, Spring 2014. US President Harry Truman famously pleaded in vain for a one handed economist; an economist that Read More

29 Jan 2015 in Budget

A Government without a fiscal strategy. By Tom Skladzien

As a piece of economic management, the Coalition Government’s second MYEFO should come in for significant and serious criticism. It shows a deteriorating budget position and a deteriorating economy, but Read More

17 Dec 2014 in Budget

Austerity: Australia doesn’t need it By Polo Guilbert-Wright

When the politics of austerity is debated in Australia, my first thought is always of the London riots. I was then living in London after studying at the London School of Read More

06 Aug 2014 in Budget

Michael Cooney on SKY Viewpoint 3 August 2014 By Chifley Research Centre

Chifley Research Centre Executive Director Michael Cooney discussing topical issues like the Budget debt myth, Tony Abbott's broken promises, the Mining Resource Rent Tax, and "ending the age of entitlement".

03 Aug 2014 in Budget

Budget credibility emergency By Tom Skladzien

Since coming to power, the Abbott Government has repeated the mantra of a “budget emergency” and a “debt and deficit crisis” more times than anyone can remember. This repetition of a Read More

01 Aug 2014 in Budget

Don’t be distracted: it’s all about the budget By Michael Cooney

The Coalition Government wants people thinking about anything but the budget, which makes it Labor's job to ensure voters avoid distractions and stay focussed on living standards and jobs, writes Read More

29 Jul 2014 in Budget

961,027 reasons why budget flexibility is working By Jim Chalmers

We shouldn't allow the usual argy bargy about budget-week 'winners' and 'losers' obscure Australia's overall economic and budgetary successes. Jim's article was first published by The Drum Opinion on 13 May Read More

13 May 2013 in Budget

More straight talk and less budget scaremongering By Jim Chalmers

We're seeing signs this year of a mature conversation about the tough budget decisions Australia must make in light of lower tax revenues. But we're also seeing the usual scaremongering. Jim's Read More

30 Apr 2013 in Budget
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