University of Canberra Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Dr Karl shouldn’t be afraid of getting political - as long as he’s doing it for science, not politicians.
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Dr Karl has been criticised for fronting adverts for a government report he turned out not to agree with. But despite his lapse in judgement, he hasn't seriously breached his journalistic ethics.
Has treasurer Joe Hockey already made up his mind about the more controversial tax suggestions in the recent Re:think discussion paper?
Treasurer Joe Hockey's media comments this week around contentious tax issues don't bode well for the Taxation White paper.
Peter Costello believes the Liberals are destroying their economic credentials.
It's no secret that Peter Costello doesn't give a high mark to the Abbott government, and every now and then he uses his column in News Corp papers to call it out.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics, including why Western Australia is wild about a possible cut in its share of GST revenue.
Treasurer Joe Hockey is sympathetic to Western Australia’s GST wishes.
Of all the states, Western Australia is the one that traditionally has had the most individual and, let's face it, bolshie, identity. When it has a grievance, the west can raise hell for a federal government of either hue.
It is hard see Joe Hockey’s claim not being marked down if he wrote it in response to a question in a first year university economics exam.
Anyone who believes we really do need more economic reform might well despair at the inability of the government to effectively prosecute it and the business community to successfully advocate it. No wonder…
Google remains at the centre of international debates over corporate tax practices, but its power should not be underestimated.
With Australia planning its own Google tax, we're likely to see state power and sovereignty come into direct conflict with corporate might.
The competition policy review is just another difficult conversation for the Abbott government.
Big reforms in taxation and competition policy are on the table for the Abbott government, but has it spent too much political capital to get any of them across the line?
The Abbott government is running out of time to try to come up with new ideas and refresh its reason for being.
When it comes to producing a comprehensive, far-reaching policy regime – a coherent vision for Australia’s society and economy and how to turn it into reality – the government is only getting started.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says fairness is in the eye of the beholder.
In launching its national "conversation" about tax reform, the Abbott government is caught between the policy imperative of "leading" and the political requirement of "listening".
Treasurer Joe Hockey said that Australia’s heavy reliance on income taxes ‘may be unsustainable’.
The government's long awaited tax discussion paper says Australia has a relatively low tax burden compared to other developed countries but its system faces "challenges from a changing world".
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey need to align their budget narrative.
Until government leaders acknowledge Australia's structural deficit and stop obsessing about debt, voters will be left frustrated.
Treasurer Joe Hockey makes the opening remarks at the Australia-China Business Council.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has indicated the government is preparing to announce Australia will enter negotiations to join China's infrastructure bank.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made headlines face palming and rolling her eyes during a speech by Treasurer Joe Hockey.
The Coalition has had a substantial lift in the latest Newspoll, now trailing Labor in two-party terms 49-51% compared with 45-55% a fortnight ago. This is its best two-party result since September. The…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has had yet another bad week.
The Abbott government has followed one step forward by a couple back. After an improved performance became the media story of last week, it's been slipping and sliding all over the place.
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison says the immigration portfolio is like walking on a razor.
Scott Morrison talks about his new portfolio, his time in immigration, his thoughts on policy and the political debate in Australia.
Malcolm Turnbull has rejected Joe Hockey’s controversial superannuation comment as a ‘bad idea’.
Malcolm Turnbull has slapped down Joe Hockey over superannuation and said the government last year failed to make the case for budget repair, in comments that will be seen by some Liberals as raising his profile for the leadership.
It was obvious Treasurer Joe Hockey’s superannuation suggestion wasn’t going to get traction.
Joe Hockey is the sort of guy who often leaps before looking too hard. This thought is particularly brought to mind by two completely different current manifestations of “Hockeyism”. One is Hockey’s thought…
The three scenarios in Joe Hockey’s Intergenerational Report present very different pictures of the future budget situation.
The Intergenerational Report may actually be underestimating the scale of the budgetary challenges ahead.