Government spending, in part, reflects the policy commitments and borrowings of previous governments.
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Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen told journalists that since the last federal election, the government has had spending as a percentage of GDP at GFC levels. Is that right?
More than three in every four Medicare-billed pathology tests are analysed by one of two big corporations: Sonic Healthcare and Primary Health Care.
Industry consolidation and technological advances have completely reshaped the pathology industry over recent decades. But the way governments pay for pathology services hasn’t kept up.
Treasurer Scott Morrison’s approach is the clean slate one.
There was a very revealing moment in Scott Morrison’s interview on Tuesday’s ABC 7.30 program about this week’s budget update. Presenter Leigh Sales was pressing Morrison about the gap between the Coalition’s…
The BCA was probably doomed the moment Tony Abbott announced its creation out of Australia Council funds.
The Book Council of Australia – announced by Tony Abbott just over a year ago – was today scrapped. But we still need a body to advocate for literature and to advise government on policy settings.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has promised to return the federal budget to surplus ‘as soon as possible’.
The experts' take on Scott Morrison's first mid-year economic update.
Treasurer Scott Morrison described the growth forecast as a ‘more realistic outlook’.
Health, welfare compliance and aged care have been targeted for savings in a budget update that forecasts deficits bigger than forecast in May and pushes out further the return to surplus.
Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann unveil the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook for 2015-2016.
The government has revised down its forecast for economic growth to 2.5% and an expected deficit of $37.4 billion.