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From government, this approach would be a difficult sell, but from opposition it is what Sir Humphrey ­Appleby would call “courageous’’. A novel thing has happened this election: a major political party unabashedly is offering a significant
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Federal Director Grahame Morris was interviewed on ABC's Lateline. ... DAVID HETHERINGTON, EXEC. DIR., PER CAPITA: Labor's scare campaign, if you want to call it that, will be about the extent to which things like the company tax cut divert scarc
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Ten years ago today Australia celebrated an unusual milestone – the federal government announced that its debt had finally been paid off. "Debt-free day," treasurer Peter Costello called it in a speech celebrating the event. "Th
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... the conservative-aligned lobbying outfit Barton Deakin ... will open its first ever shop in Wellington on Monday. Will Glasgow, the Australian Financial Review, 5 April 2016. The full article can be accessed here.
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Could we see the end of the Federation because of a faulty statistic? Might Australia be heading for a crack-up due to a single flawed figure? The Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, says that Western Australia is facing its "Boston
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Industry Super Australia chairman Peter Collins said the Baird government in NSW still needed to argue the public interest in its plans to raise $20 billion for the assets. Mr Collins, a former NSW Liberal opposition leader, said connecting the $3
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Former Brisbane lord mayor Sallyanne Atkinson, who with Coates orchestrated Brisbane’s 1992 bid, said although the Queensland economy was presently flat, the target Games were still 13 years away. “Bidding for the Games should be seen as an in
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ONE of the strongest values enunciated by political leaders is that of aiming for greater equality of opportunity. In the Liberal Party the commitment to equality of opportunity has been stated by party leaders from Robert Menzies on, and indeed
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BEHIND the din and bustle of the battle that is the election campaign, there’s a silent army trudging towards next Saturday. They’re the thousands of volunteers, of all political parties, who’ll be handing out how to vote cards at polling b
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An exit from the EU could bring Britain and Australia closer than ever before. An interesting thing has happened to our cousins in the north – the prospect of Britain leaving the EU has moved from the unthinkable to the thinkable. The British p
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