Alan Austin is a freelance journalist with interests in news media, religious affairs and economic and social issues.
By what measure is Australia’s economy leading the world? We went searching
The Coalition’s repeated claims that Australia’s economy is one of the world’s strongest can be refuted by simply looking at the numbers. Continue reading »
ALAN AUSTIN. Which party runs the economy better and how do we know? Part two.
There are two ways to demonstrate that Australia’s Labor governments have managed the national economy better than the Coalition has. First, by comparing outcomes over time in Australia. Second, by comparing how Australia has ranked in the world under different administrations. The second accounts for global conditions which, as we saw in part one, are Continue reading »
ALAN AUSTIN. Which party runs the economy better and how do we know? Part one.
The claim that the Coalition manages the economy better than Labor has never been valid. Yet the myth endures. Bizarrely, it seems to become more firmly believed as the evidence disproving it accumulates. So what is the reality? And how did the falsehood become so widely accepted? Continue reading »
ALAN AUSTIN. How many seats will the Coalition win when the truth is actually told?
Australia’s election results are routinely distorted by fake news about the economy. Alan Austin explores what this might mean in seats won and lost. Continue reading »
ALAN AUSTIN. Coalition doubles all government debt since Federation in just under six years (Michael West).
The Coalition has just doubled all government debt accumulated since Federation. In under six years. Alan Austin reports. Continue reading »