Last year Ben Spies-Butcher reported on a proposal from Henry Ergas to the Liberal Party for a flat income tax. Now in Online Opinion, he considers whether the Coalition & the Henry Review take us… more
Ian McAuley discusses how the media has played a role in dumbing down economic discussions to the point where the focus is really on minute details on the balance sheet. Where’s the real debate on… more
Jennifer Doggett, CPD’s health policy expert, contends that our health is at risk no matter who wins at tomorrow’s election, in The Punch. Read the full article here.
CPD fellow John Quiggin was one of the economists who signed an open letter in favour of Labor’s stimulus package. In this 18 August article on Crikey (subscribers only) and ABC’s The Drum Unleashed, he… more
Proper fiscal management is not being debated. All we hear about is managing the finances over the forward estimates, writes Ian McAuley.
A Win for Human Rights in the High Court Posted on the GetUp! campaign blog , August 18th, 2010 In an historic decision, the High Court has struck down legislation which resulted in the early… more
Work takes a toll on Australian family life says Barbara Pocock in The National. “The notion of an easy-going nation where we get plenty of time for relaxation is true for some, but for a… more
Both major parties have announced policies that will be difficult to implement after the election, writes Ben Eltham in Inside Story. BARRING a hung parliament, by Sunday morning we should know whether Tony Abbott or… more
CPD Fellow Eva Cox is mentioned as Anti-domestic violence campaigners say the decision by both major parties in the Northern Territory to run candidates who have been given domestic violence orders sends the wrong message… more