public spending


State funding for Sydney's disadvantaged communities is very low compared to Melbourne, highlighting a need to rethink the city's centralised funding approach, write Ilan Wiesel, Caitlin Buckle and Fanqi Liu.

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As the terms-of-trade boom unwinds, Australia needs an enterprise-friendly push for productivity growth and competitiveness. But the fundamental lessons of the past appear to have been forgotten, writes Wolfgang Kasper.