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Scott Morrison says after current spending is taken care of the government will be able to focus on ‘good debt’. Lukas Coch/AAP

Morrison moves to reassure credit ratings agencies

Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government will take on more 'good debt' to boost productivity when current spending is under control.
Debt mantra: Sloganeering around a single economic issue can help win elections. AAP

The trouble with singing the debt song is the tune may change

Election campaigns in Australia often seem to crystallise around the dire performance of a single economic indicator. In the 1996 election, it was the size of Australia’s foreign debt (Peter Costello argued…

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