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To protect AAA, Federal Government needs to control age pension and manage the Force from the North

What an extraordinary week it has been! We began the week with no clear election winner and the prospect of a hung parliament, and now we end it with the strong likelihood the Government is back with a majority of … Continue reading

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Budget briefing – speech notes and slides

Last Friday afternoon I gave a presentation on the 2015-16 Budget at a private function I organised at the Tattersall’s Club in Brisbane. My slides are available for download (Budget briefing 15 May 15). Budget briefing Good afternoon. Today I’d … Continue reading

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Budget measures insufficient to avoid risk of permanent deficits

Tonight’s Federal Budget will be very disappointing, as the expected measures do not go anywhere near enough to reducing the risk that Australia will end up in a state of permanent deficit, as I’ve previously suggested it would if we … Continue reading

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Queensland Treasurer will deliver necessary though unpopular Budget

Today the Queensland Treasurer will deliver a State Budget that is necessary, but which is likely to be unpopular. It is necessary because getting State debt under control and restoring our AAA credit rating needs to be done now, to reduce … Continue reading

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Calls for holistic tax and super reform at BDO Budget Breakfast

Accounting and professional services firm BDO has prepared an excellent guide to the 2014-15 Federal Budget Time to Pull on the Reins, which notes “The budget measures continue to tinker around the edges of real tax reform.” This was a major … Continue reading

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