josh frydenberg

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…

8 months ago

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…

8 months ago

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…

8 months ago

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…

9 months ago

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

Facebook has announced it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and…

10 months ago

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…

11 months ago