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MICHAEL KEATING. The 2017 Budget – A welcome change in direction. Part 2 of 2

Budget repair was never going to be easy. That is one reason why it has taken so long with quite a few false starts. While some of the individual decisions in this Budget are debateable, overall the quality of the … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Capitalism, inequality and taxation.

In his challenging series last week on ‘Is capitalism redeemable’ Ian McAuley drew attention to how growing inequality is the cause not only of serious social concerns, but it is also presenting us with some quite serious economic problems. There … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. Rebalancing government in Australia. Part II

Taxation Reform and Vertical Fiscal Imbalance Another third and final reason for national government pre-eminence over the States in our federal system is of course the national government’s domination of taxation, widely described as ‘vertical fiscal imbalance’ or VFI. Paul … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. An alternative budget strategy – part 3

Part 3. An Alternative Budget Strategy  The previous comment in this series showed that there are alternatives to the Government’s particular strategy for restoring a Budget surplus over the next four years. In particular, it was shown that action to … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. An alternative budget strategy – Part 2

Part 2. An Alternative Budget Strategy  In the previous part of this comment, I suggested that the Budget did need to return to surplus over much the same time path as intended by the Government. There is nothing new in … Continue reading

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