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Three more years for Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition. AAP/David Moir

Election 2016: what will a re-elected Coalition government mean for key policy areas?

What's in store for key policy areas, from health to education to infrastructure to asylum seekers, under a returned Coalition government?
Tony Abbott promised the IPA that his government would repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act – only to renege on this when in government. AAP/Mick Tsikas

With friends like these: just how close are the Liberal Party and IPA?

The Institute of Public Affairs was founded by rich men with rich men’s interests at its core, albeit with obligatory nods to the national interest.
Higher earning women aged in their 50s are penalised by prospective super changes. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Super not so super after all for women over 50

Modelling the proposed superannuation policies on gender has revealed unintended consequences.
Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal member for Lindsay, Fiona Scott, leave after a press conference in Western Sydney. Lukas Coch/AAP

The perils of Lindsay and the hovering Abbott shadow

It’s not like the dark cloud of Kevin Rudd over Julia Gillard in 2013 but Tony Abbott’s shadow is hovering over Malcolm Turnbull’s campaign. It was there ominously on Wednesday, when the Prime Minister…
Opposition leader Bill Shorten says the government’s proposed changes to super are ‘retrospective’, but actually they’re not. Sam Mooy/AAP

‘Retrospective’ claims on super changes are a furphy

Lots of changes affect investments made in the past, and no-one suggests they are retrospective.
Economic reality has intruded on rosy budget predictions for years now and the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook may soon challenge Treasurer Scott Morrison’s forecasts. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Three critical tests for Budget 2016: how does it fare?

Budget repair was put off till later, and the net impact of decisions in the budget was small, but it will be easier to defend in the coming election campaign than some other recent efforts.

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