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Don’t worry about the debt: we need more stimulus to avoid a prolonged recession

After two decades of equating budget surpluses with good economic management, it might seem convenient that the federal government has changed its fiscal strategy...

The budget’s tax cuts have their critics, but this year they make fiscal sense

This year’s budget is something of a play in two acts. Act one involves large economic stimulus to help plug the hole in output...

Budget 2020: promising tax breaks, but relying on hope

Tax cuts aren’t the half of it. The personal income tax cuts promised in the budget will cost A$17.8 billion over four years. The measures aimed...

Government proposes changes to smooth the path for borrowers

The government has announced reforms to facilitate an increased flow of credit to households and businesses. A key change will be that banks and other...

If Facebook really pulls news from its Australian sites, we’ll have a much less...

Facebook has announced it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal...

Frydenberg’s three-stage economic recovery is abominably hard to get right

Gone are the days when economic policy was adjusted once each year by the government in the budget and fine-tuned once each month at...

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