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  • Budget 2017: Banks and miners can just pay up
    The big banks have just discovered what Australia's unemployed have known for some time, in modern Australia it is risky to be the underdog. For the last decade, at least, Australian politics has revolved...
  • Coalition should be rejecting populist subsidies f...
    Barnaby Joyce says the federal Coalition's desire to subsidise Adani's Carmichael coal mine means the government will attract "some flak" from environmentalists. No doubt there will be, but he...
  • Why big business doesn't care about deficits
    Two days after demanding $48 billion worth of tax cuts, BCA president Grant King warned us that "if we don't make changes, if we don't get on top of the budget deficit, debt is going to be rising and...
  • Don't Pop Champagne Corks Over Longest Growth...
    On April 1, Australia will surpass the Netherland's old record to mark the longest unbroken expansion of real GDP in modern history.  While this result permits much chest-thumping on the part of some...

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