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Jobs and growth eh?

May 9, 2016 - 18:30 -- Admin

Jobs and growth eh? That must be why the Budget papers say GDP growth this financial year will be just 2.5% and the same next financial year.

CPI will be just 1.25% this financial year and 2% next year.


A Budget of smokers and mirrors

May 4, 2016 - 06:33 -- Admin

This is a Budget of smokers and mirrors.

Revenue rescue is in part built on slugging smokers an extra 12.5% in excise every year for the four years from 2017. This is well after the election so smokers won’t feel it when they cast their ballots on 2 July. This will raise, according to the Government, an extra $4.7 billion in revenue by 2020.

Panama Papers Solidarity talk

April 29, 2016 - 08:59 -- Admin

These are the notes for a talk on the Panama Papers I gave for socialist group Solidarity at ANU on Thursday. None of the graphs or cartoons have come out so if I get time I will try to fix that up.


Panama Papers Solidarity talk.

I acknowledge and celebrate the first Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and pay my respects to the Ngunnawal people past and present.