Jim Chalmers on the need to change economic course.
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In this podcast, Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers argues the government can have both a more stimulatory policy and a surplus going forward.
The Reserve Bank has cut the official interest rate to a new low of 1%, reflecting continuing concern over the slow economy.
Though the opposition is still refusing to state its final position on the government's $158 billion tax package, Scott Morrison is "very confident" the plan will be passed in its entirety.
After much factional wrangling, the new opposition leader has a shadow ministry, but the question remains about whether it is a good idea for the former leader to stay in the parliament.
Nominations for the leadership don't close until Monday, but no one else is expected to nominate.
Jim Chalmers, from the right of the Labor party, has been receiving support from those who believe the party needs generational change.
Labor's finance spokesman Jim Chalmers confirmed he is considering standing for leader, which would put him up against leftwinger Anthony Albanese, who is already campaigning hard for the position.
Was shadow minister for finance Jim Chalmers correct when he said that under the current Coalition government, net debt had doubled? We asked the experts.
Labor begins its next phase in opposition with bigger numbers in the parliament and with a new level of confidence as it confronts the government.