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Sources said Chalmers would not run if Bowen, also from the right, stood. Rohan Thomson/AAP

Jim Chalmers considers tilt at leadership

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.
In Tuesday night’s budget we can expect a last ditch attempt to woo voters ahead of the election in May. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

It’s your money they’re spending in this election-eve budget. Here’s how we’re covering the story

It’s your money they’re spending in this election-eve budget. Here’s how we’re covering the story. The Conversation5.73 MB (download)
The Conversation's editors and experts are off to Canberra for budget lockup at parliament house next Tuesday. They'll have early access to what the government plans to do with our money this year.
Housing policymaking hasn’t gone smoothly since Tony Abbott sidelined the experts by scrapping the National Housing Supply Council in 2013. Alan Porritt/AAP

Mounting housing stress underscores need for expert council to guide wayward policymaking

Unaffordable housing and homelessness are burning issues. Policymaking has suffered from a critical lack of data and expert input since the National Housing Supply Council was axed in 2013.
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Politics podcast: Andrew Giles on schools funding

Politics podcast: Andrew Giles on schools funding.
Andrew Giles says the strong opposition from Catholic schools to the government's education package is because they were given 'almost no notice' of the funding changes.
Labor’s Chris Bowen says Australian workers are doing it tough. AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

FactCheck: is wage growth at record lows?

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said Australian wages growth is at record lows. Is that true?
Chris Bowen and Tony Burke put out Labor’s costings just after Malcolm Turnbull’s official launch of the Coalition’s campaign. Dan Peled/AAP

Labor costings: ALP deficit $16.5 billion higher over the budget period

Labor has unveiled its costings, showing it would have a deficit of around $16 billion higher across the forward estimates than that shown in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
Labor announced a suite of savings measures at a press conference in Sydney. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Bill Shorten’s savings package looks a little desperate

Labor’s weakest flank in this election is economic credibility and it knows it. A combination of the past, including memories of Wayne Swan’s ever-elusive surplus, and the present, with the perception…
Chris Bowen stressed that Labor’s fiscal program, when fully released, would ‘see us return to budget balance in exactly the same time frame as the government’. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Labor to release savings package

The opposition will attempt to strengthen its economic credentials by announcing on Friday a package of savings to help pay for its policies and improve the budget bottom line.
The Treasurers’ Debate was a yawn. AAP/Stefan Postles

Accusations and slogans reduce Treasurers’ Debate to a yawn

I haven’t fallen asleep during the day for decades, but I came pretty close today watching the Treasurers’ debate between Scott Morrison and Chris Bowen on the major issue of the election campaign - economic…

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