3 May 2016
These eight charts show where Australia’s federal government spends money, and how this compares to other OECD countries.
16 May 2015
This budget is all about the short term. Meanwhile the real work of structural budget repair has been put off for at least another year, which just defers (and increases) the ultimate burden to be met by future taxpayers.
18 August 2014
The Parliamentary Budget Office has done a good job providing public costings of political promises since it was established in 2012. But to be most effective, it needs to be able to release costings earlier in election campaigns.
19 September 2011
In assessing the impact of the internet on newspapers, the Government’s media inquiry should consider if the best government response may be to do nothing at all.