Labor is setting up a new Centre for Evaluation to work out which policies work. Yet it is still not completely open to the idea of analysing huge projects – like funding new AFL stadiums or huge
Jeremy Hunt’s first budget day as chancellor was in many ways more about politics than economics. Historically, the Conservative party’s electoral success has been based on a reputation for economic competence…
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South Africa’s minister of finance should have used the bailout of Eskom to fast-track its split and introduce the private sector into the electricity sector.
Although the sites seem to offer the best deals, that might be because hotels feel pressured not to undercut them. This is something the treasury is investigating.
The secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Kathryn Campbell, has been replaced in a shake-up of federal departmental heads announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Usually the speeches of treasury secretaries are relatively bland, echoes of their political masters. But an address this week from Steven Kennedy was something quite different.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Economist Saul Eslake on why Reserve Bank needs to raise rates next week.
Michelle Grattan speaks with independent economist Saul Eslake on whether the reserve bank will next week raise interest rates for the first time in an election campaign for the first time since 2007
Intellectual and a talented communicator, Chalmers may turn out to be a far more innovative politician than his current cautious election rhetoric suggests.
The Morrison government will ensure COVID tests are tax deductible for workers and exempt from fringe benefits tax for businesses when purchased for work-related purposes.
Would a default mean an end to the dollar’s position as the go-to trading currency?
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An economist explains why defaulting on the national debt would result in economic crisis.
Surplus to requirements.
Protecting jobs that will be lost anyway is money that could be spent on building the green economy.
The Senate voted 84-15 to confirm former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as the next U.S. Treasury secretary.
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The former Federal Reserve chair has the experience and broad respect to get businesses to move on climate change and to lay the foundation for real and lasting progress.
Rishi Sunak brandishes his spending review.
Local authorities are on the front line of the coronavirus crisis but London continues to hold the purse strings.
Michelle Grattan discusses the upcoming budget with Chris Richardson
The government has announced reforms to facilitate an increased flow of credit to households and businesses.
With the Australian economy expected to be 6% smaller by mid-next year, when compared with the end of last year, Josh Frydenberg has delivered a sombre outlook.
He is trying to transition out of stage one while drawing up stage three.
The government on Tuesday will unveil a scaled-down, two-tiered JobKeeper program that will commence after September and run until the end of March.
This week marked the fiftieth anniversary of the senate vote to set up a system of committees to scrutinise government. In a time where question time is frequently farcical, such a system is essential.
Under a new national security test the foreign investment review board will have to be notified by foreign investors hoping to secure a ‘sensitive national security business.