It's the economy, stupid!

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No big surprises in the GDP numbers

In the world of macroeconomic data and policy, this is an important week. Yesterday saw the latest monetary policy decision from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), while today the Australian Bureau of…
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Australia has done it better

The economic management record of Kevin Rudd as a prime minister is constantly under attack in this campaign. To put it bluntly, I fail to see why. As I already discussed in other articles and as I will…

How has Rudd done on jobs?

Tonight Kevin Rudd made an economic argument as to why he should be re-elected. He said that he saw his job as “doing everything I can do to protect your job”. He then went on to describe the stress and…
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Franking credit trouble

You read it in The Australian first - two weeks ago I indicated a problem with the Coalition’s paid parental leave (PPL) scheme. “The final complication is how this levy will interact with dividend imputation…

Campaigning on employment

This TV Ad touches on a number of interesting elements of the economic policy platform of the Coalition. One that has caught my attention and on which I would like to comment here is the promise “to generate…