In place of transparency and accountability around spending commitments, this election season has been characterised by mudslinging around budget honesty. Adam Stebbing explains why this is a problem
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In an election campaign dominated by spending and savings, why is so little attention being paid to the private health insurance rebate, asks Adam Stebbing
One of Australia’s least fair and least effective forms of public investment is still growing like topsy. In this paper for the Centre for Policy Development Dr Ben Spies-Butcher and Adam Stebbing uncover Australia’s hidden welfare state.