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Are southern-born politicians talking about a state they essentially don’t understand? Shutterstock

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: Queensland still mystifies too many politicians but its needs are surprisingly simple

Queensland still mystifies too many politicians but its needs are surprisingly simple. The Conversation119 MB (download)
Two Queensland-based experts discuss what so many politicians and pundits get wrong about the Sunshine State – and what its citizens are crying out for.
A theme in Frydenberg’s speech was that the government was taking its initiatives all “without increasing taxes”. Lukas Coch(AAP)/Rohan Thomson(AAP)/The Conversation

View from The Hill: budget tax-upmanship as we head towards polling day

The government wants this election to be all about tax. The tax cuts you will get, now and later. And the “higher taxes” that Bill Shorten would impose.
Frydenberg’s tax cuts are retrospective, but no-one will be complaining. Shutterstock/Mick Tsikas/AAP

It’s the budget cash splash that reaches back in time

It's a cash splash worthy of Rudd, and it will push an extra $3.5 billion into the economy within weeks.

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