- NDIS is a visionary reform on par with Medicare. It is now fully funded. That is Labor's legacy. No wonder she was emotional #auspol 1 week ago
- PM in tears. Could this budget get any more depressing? news.com.au/money/federal-… #auspol 1 week ago
- Did anyone even notice the 8 years of tax cuts? All wage earners benefited #lateline 1 week ago
- NDIS & Gonski are fully funded for the next decade on Treasury's figures. Includes saving from private health insurance rebate #lateline 1 week ago
- "Prune back the age of entitlement" - A Robb. So easy to say, so hard to do #lateline 1 week ago
- Of razor gangs, budget cuts and the policy mix
- Gender pay gap: why do male CEOs with daughters pay women more?
- Like cholesterol, inequality cuts both ways
- The true cost of NIMBYism
- Should we worry about not “making stuff”?
- Euro zone a car crash: best keep your eyes on the road
- Trouble keeping up with Euro woes? Get used to it.
- Monopoly blues: why top bosses’ riches are undeserved
- Life is short, but the Tax Act is long
- Tony Abbott-o-nomics, or not…
Category Archives: Gillard Government
In the Channel Nine series Underbelly Razor – as in real life – Sydney’s criminal matriarch Tilly Devine did not hesitate to wield the razor to keep her motley empire in line and protect it against incursion by rival gangs. … Continue reading
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THE majority of Australians support the idea of a mining tax, with supporters outnumbering opponents almost two to one, according to a new survey to be released today (19/09/2011).
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Reckon you could run the federal government’s budget? Would you balance the books, stop the reckless spending and pay off the debt? Think again. Government budgets are not like household budgets. If you could run your household budget under the … Continue reading
Imagine yourself, for a moment, temporarily transported from where you are right now. You are in a clearing in the woods. Around you are nine other people. You all appear to one another in the same, shapeless form. You have … Continue reading
PERHAPS the most confusing thing about the first-ever downgrade to the credit rating of the United States government is the way it simultaneously says everything, and nothing, about the future of the world economy. In simple terms, a country’s credit … Continue reading