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2015/03/05 20:55
2015/03/05 20:55
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You have to feel sorry for the bureaucrats in Treasury. What started out under Peter Costello as a thoughtful document that highlighted the need for long-term reform to cope with the ageing...
2015/03/05 20:55
2015/03/05 20:55
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2015/03/05 03:55
2015/03/05 03:55
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The latest Intergenerational Report sends a clear message to policymakers that the nation can no longer afford to continue to ring-fence older Australians from the task of budget repair. If the 44th...
2015/03/05 01:55
2015/03/05 01:55
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Net debt is projected to reach almost 60 per cent of nominal GDP by 2054-55 unless the Senate passes the federal government’s budget initiatives, according to the Intergenerational Report. The...
2015/03/05 00:05
2015/03/05 00:05
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Treasurer Joe Hockey hopes his intergenerational report will spark a national conversation about the next 40 years. The five-yearly review will lay out the challenges facing the economy from an...
2015/03/04 06:12
2015/03/04 06:12
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The Intergenerational Report will reveal federal debt was set to "soar" under the former Labor government's policies, while the federal budget would have returned to surplus and stayed there for 35...
2015/03/03 05:11
2015/03/03 05:11
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Treasurer Joe Hockey’s fiddling with the Intergenerational Report numbers will make a substantial difference in what was once a non-political document meant to enable Australians to understand...
2015/03/03 01:26
2015/03/03 01:26
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Timeline: The rise and fall of the GP co-payment As the Government announces the scrapping of the GP co-payment, look back at the key announcements regarding the scheme.Budget papers outline proposed...
2015/02/27 18:55
2015/02/27 18:55
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Rapid spending growth, not weak revenue, is responsible for Australia’s budget hole, which will continue to grow bigger, threatening future prosperity, unless the savings task starts now, Treasury...
2015/02/24 06:26
2015/02/24 06:26
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MARK COLVIN: But first tonight. When a big leak happens in government, one faction will always want to know what's in it, and another, who leaked it. In the case of the explosive note from Party...
2015/02/23 04:42
2015/02/23 04:42
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Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen is on the back foot today after his embarrassing display of ignorance regarding tax rates last night. To make him feel better, we celebrate (or mourn) the worrying history...
2015/02/21 22:10
2015/02/21 22:10
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Direct Action is ‘intergenerational theft’ — just ask Peter Costello Shifting the “intergenerational theft” rhetoric from budget deficits to climate change looks smart at first glance but it leaves...
2015/02/19 12:16
2015/02/19 12:16
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NSW Labor has drawn fire from business and the federal government by planning to extend taxes on business the state has been promising to scrap for more than 15 years. NSW Labor has drawn fire from...
2015/02/19 09:34
2015/02/19 09:34
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TREASURER Joe Hockey is laying the foundations for his second budget, warning all Australians of a "spiralling" debt that needs urgent reform. Mr Hockey addressed the New South Wales Business Chamber...
2015/02/18 08:22
2015/02/18 08:22
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Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen is on the back foot today after his embarrassing display of ignorance regarding tax rates last night. To make him feel better, we celebrate (or mourn) the worrying history...
2015/02/18 03:17
2015/02/18 03:17
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THE treasurer’s job is a brutal trap for occupants and wannabes, who need quick wit or a mass of detail — sometimes basic, often obscure — to survive. Ministers and shadow ministers these days don’t...
2015/02/15 08:06
2015/02/15 08:06
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Dumped chief whip Philip Ruddock denies he has been made a scapegoat for the Liberals' leadership instability. But he has refused to comment on the reasons for his sacking. Prime Minister Tony...
2015/02/14 10:19
2015/02/14 10:19
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John Howard once appeared tricky, mean and out of touch, yet survived. John Howard once appeared tricky, mean and out of touch, yet survived. Now there’s a precedent to give Tony Abbott hope. So...
2015/02/13 06:14
2015/02/13 06:14
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Ranking Asia-Pacific’s finance ministers is designed to provide moral support to the success stories – and to give a nudge to those who could do better, or at least prompt discussion among their...
2015/02/11 15:26
2015/02/11 15:26
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MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: In just 12 weeks Treasurer Joe Hockey will deliver his second budget, but key policies from last year's budget are still stuck in the Senate, namely the Medicare co-payment and the...
2015/02/11 03:22
2015/02/11 03:22
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Malcolm Turnbull says he supports his "friend and colleague" Joe Hockey remaining as Treasurer but has not denied being sounded out by colleagues about potentially taking over the job. Malcolm...
2015/03/05 20:55
2015/03/05 20:55
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