Budget repair less urgent than raising dole payments, leading economist Chris Richardson says

Budget repair less urgent than raising dole payments, leading economist Chris Richardson says

Posted May 02, 2018 00:01:52 Fixing “unnecessarily cruel” dole payments is a more urgent priority than budget repair, a leading economist says. “It is our standout failure as a nation,” Deloitte Access Economics senior partner Chris Richardson said. “I’m a longstanding campaigner for budget repair, but I would rank it …

Federal budget on track for surplus but vulnerable to tax cuts, economist says

Federal budget on track for surplus but vulnerable to tax cuts, economist says

Updated April 26, 2018 14:16:11 The Turnbull Government’s “remarkable discipline” in spending has it on track to achieve a budget surplus on schedule, but a leading analyst has warned it could quickly evaporate in tax cuts and Australia’s finances remain vulnerable to any economic shock. Former Treasury official and Industry …

Brisbane risking $270m in ratepayer funds with secretive investment strategy, economist warns

Brisbane risking $270m in ratepayer funds with secretive investment strategy, economist warns

Updated March 20, 2018 07:25:46 Photo: The City of Brisbane Investment Corporation’s focus on property investment has raised concerns. (ABC News: Tim Swanston) There are growing concerns that Brisbane City Council’s investment arm is risking $270 million of ratepayer funds with an investment strategy kept at arm’s length from the …