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Michael Keating. The Government’s mid-year budget update. Part 2.

Where to from here?  So what is the Government’s strategy to return the Budget to return to surplus as the government has promised over the medium term? The May Budget was almost universally criticised for its unfairness. While restoring fiscal … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. Part 2. The Budget and our Values

The Budget is always the clearest guide to a government’s priorities and values. In the present instance, the Coalition Government wants to define this budget as being all about “contribution”.  Their rhetoric is that we should all make a contribution … Continue reading

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Ian McAuley. Ignored Budget issues.

​Lobby groups and community organizations have provided their take on the Budget – some with a “what’s in it for me” approach, others with a more analytical line.  My contribution from the stands is to draw attention to a few … Continue reading

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