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WestConnex audit offers another $17b lesson in how not to fund infrastructure

The way we throw money at major transport projects almost guarantees billions of Australian taxpayers’ dollars are wasted. Australian Auditor-General Grant Hehir has released yet another damning...

Explainer: trickle-down economics

In trickle-down economics , accommodating for big business creates flow on effects for other smaller parts of the economy.www.shutterstock.comTo anyone who lived through the years of Ronald Reagan&rsq...

Why small business tax cuts aren't likely to boost 'jobs and growth'

The Turnbull government’s signature economic policy at last year’s election was a 5% cut in the company tax rate, over a ten-year period, at a cost to revenue estimated to be in excess of ...

Australia needs to reboot affordable housing funding, not scrap it

New South Wales is the state that has suffered the biggest fall in available public housing stock since 2009. This has led to protests.Teresa Parker/AAPFederal government ministers have cast a cloud o...

Work councils could be the future of Australian industrial democracy in an ABCC world

The ABCC’s reintroduction has little to do with reforming the building and construction industry.AAP/Dave HuntWork councils are one model of industrial relations that could potentially fill the ...