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  • A divided nation needs its institutions more than...
    This article first appeared in the Canberra Times on 30 December 2016.Make no mistake, some of our most important civil and political institutions are under sustained and deliberate attack. And as 2016 draws...
  • Government debt would be zero if we had Howard tax...
    This op-ed was first published on 19 December on Crikey here > https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/12/19/rudd-gillard-and-abbott-cut-taxes-and-destroyed-the-australian-economy/The debate surrounding MYEFO...
  • The notion of evidence-based policy in Australia i...
    The notion of evidence-based policy in Australia is dead. While it's been in poor health for some time, it was finally killed by the Coalition backbench last week and replaced with "gut instinct" and "the pub...
  • Do we want house prices up or down?
    Just as market forces were about to push the price of housing down in Australia, the Treasurer stepped in with some new regulation. Phew. Some first home buyer's nearly snatched a good deal, but luckily the...

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