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We won’t fix inflation while economists stay in denial about causes

Led on by crusading Reserve Bank governors, the nation’s economists are determined to protect us from the scourge of inflation, no matter the cost in jobs lost. But there’s a black hole in their thinking...

Behavioural ‘experts’ quietly shaped robodebt’s most devilish details– and their work in government continues

Behavioural ‘experts’ quietly shaped robodebt’s most devilish details – and their work in government continues Peter Martin, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University One of the things still worrying me about robodebt was the...

The ‘horror story’ of Robodebt ‘monster’ is a shameful saga of cascading failures

Michael Pascoe writes in The Newdaily When Scott Morrison gets around to disputing the Robodebt Royal Commission’s findings about his crucial role in the scandal – the disaster, the obscenity, the potential crime – remember...

Robodebt: political anti-welfare campaign

Article written by Laura Tingle ABC's chief political correspondent. This article originally appeared in the ABC Lawyers aren't necessarily known for their humanity and compassion. And their forensic attention to detail can often mean that...

State capture: Tax avoidance on a mega scale

Labor has caved on its country-by-country tax reform in an embarrassing volte-face which betrays all Australians, many of whom pay more tax income tax than multinational tax avoiders who are able, via offshore related...

Tax rorts, consultants, external Government advisors embed in Government departments. Golly gee what’s the problem

Nearly one week after the police were called, the government cannot directly say if it can stop doing business with a firm whose ex-CEO allegedly leaked Australian tax secrets. It’s eight years since Peter-John Collins,...

Federal budget 2023: The winners and losers in Treasurer’s cost-of-living budget

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has pledged billions in new spending to help lower income families navigate the cost-of-living crisis as he handed down his second budget on Tuesday night. Long-awaited healthcare reforms were also unveiled as...

Robodebt Cancer – has our public service become the secret service?

When ‘self-ambition’ cells in a senior public servant’s body grow and multiply, outflanking the ‘do public good’ cells, the diagnosis may be referred to as ‘Robodebt Cancer’; named after the malignant public service cancer...

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