As much as the Senate is unpredictable, this does look like the end of the government's chances of getting its company tax package through parliament before the election.
Comparing companies that receive a tax cut with those that don't isn't the right methodology to conclude that tax cuts create more employment or higher wages.
It seems that timing tricks are now a thing in Australian politics. Revenues are brought forward and spending pushed back for cosmetic effect.
Even though this year’s budget is pretty good politics and reasonable economics, on almost every front, it is a missed opportunity to be bold.
To reap the benefits of strong business investment without a costly tax giveaway, Australia must continue to play to its strengths.
Tim Storer has one hell of a decision to make shortly after the May budget, when the government plans to bring back its legislation to give tax cuts to big business.
The government's company tax cut for big business has received a further blow.
The government has been forced to put off a vote on its tax cut for big business.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
If the government clinches the tax cut legislation it will be a major victory – with its own irony.
Unemployment rates have risen in Australia while falling in the US. But Australia has experienced a much smaller decline in the proportion of its population who are in work.
A cut in the Australian company tax rate to 25 or even 20% is important because it will attract foreign investment, boosting wages and the economy in Australia
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what a public broadcaster is. But one thing it is not is a government or state broadcaster.
The reallocation is short and long Senate terms for Tasmania distorts the 2016 election result.
Malcolm Turnbull's pitch will be that dividends will start to flow from government policy.
Research shows there is a link between tax cuts and increased business investment, but the effect is likely smaller than politicians and businesspeople say.