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STEPHEN DUCKETT. Blood money: pathology cuts can reduce spending without compromising health

In the coming weeks I will be posting articles on the high costs and corporate nature of pathology in Australian. The following article by Stephen Duckett in The Conversation, even though posted in February this year, helps set the scene. … Continue reading

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Stephen Duckett. Blood money: pathology cuts can reduce spending without compromising health

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) set the cat among the pathology pigeons late last year. One of the government’s flagged changes, estimated to save around A$100 million a year, was to abolish the bulk-billing incentive Labor introduced in … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. The Turnbull Government’s Fiscal Strategy

This second article, in response to the release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) on Tuesday 15 December, focuses on the Government’s fiscal strategy. It is a companion piece to another article that focussed on the Government’s … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. The Turnbull Government’s Economic Strategy

  The Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) released on Tuesday 15 December outlines the Government’s economic and fiscal strategy and, equally important, what it expects that strategy to achieve. It is especially significant on this occasion, as it … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. The Government’s mid-year Budget Update. Part 1.

What does it say about the government’s fiscal performance?  The headline news is that the Budget deficit for the current fiscal year, 2014-15 has blown out by $10.6 bn from $29.8 bn in the Budget to $40.4 bn in the … Continue reading

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Tim Colebatch. The Abbott budget is hard to sell.

The Abbott government’s problems began long before the 2014–15 budget, but now the budget is at the heart of them. It has failed to win support from the voters, and failed to win support from the Senate. Why? I think … Continue reading

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