Advocates for unlimited debt – public or private – have failed to make their case, or even shown how it is possible without a breakdown of society, writes Peter Swan.
In the lead up to the budget, the story of crisis has been hammered home, but there’s more to a country than its structural deficit. So how is Australia doing overall, asks Raja Junankar.
Any big cuts to the CSIRO's budget put at risk the fundamental research that is critical for future innovation, writes Ben McNeil.
Cutting taxes quietly for business and the wealthy and hoping for jobs and growth is good politics, but there will be a price paid for fiscal profligacy, writes Geoffrey Garrett.
Tax reform being called for by the Business Council of Australia can only happen if politics and vested interests are put aside, writes Dale Boccabella.
Australian personal taxpayers overwhelmingly support the need for reform of the personal tax system, according to a new survey conducted by the Australian School of Taxation (Atax) at UNSW.