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Australia: Optimistic on Jobs and Growth?
May 10, 2016

Australia: Optimistic on Jobs and Growth?

By Helen Clark
The government tries to be optimistic on budget matters ahead of the election.

Budgets, Diplomacy and Australia’s Foreign Aid
May 24, 2015

Budgets, Diplomacy and Australia’s Foreign Aid

By Elliot Brennan
Australian diplomacy is going through an “unsettled period.”
Australian Treasurer To Consumers: Get Happy
May 14, 2015

Australian Treasurer To Consumers: Get Happy

By Anthony Fensom
With its latest budget, the government hopes to avert a post-boom hangover.

So Is Australia Cutting Its Aid Budget Again?
March 26, 2015

So Is Australia Cutting Its Aid Budget Again?

By Helen Clark
It appears Australia’s aid budget will remain as it is, or at least no more “slashed” than it already is.

Australia Cuts Foreign Aid Again
December 21, 2014

Australia Cuts Foreign Aid Again

By Helen Clark
Budget pressures targeting aid commitments that are already low by international standards.

Australian Senate Sets Back Abbott’s Policy Agenda
July 14, 2014

Australian Senate Sets Back Abbott’s Policy Agenda

By Kevin Placek
The upper house of Australia’s parliament is in the spotlight as it thwarts key Liberal Party policies.

Australia’s ‘Age of Entitlement’
May 26, 2014

Australia’s ‘Age of Entitlement’

By Kevin Placek
The government’s fiscal alarmism may backfire in the years to come.
Popularity of Australian PM Slumps Following Tough Budget
May 22, 2014

Popularity of Australian PM Slumps Following Tough Budget

By Jarni Blakkarly
Tony Abbott takes a gamble with harsh measures as he tries to lower the budget deficit.

A Tale Of Two Budgets
May 16, 2014

A Tale Of Two Budgets

By Anthony Fensom
New Zealand celebrates a ‘beautiful set of numbers.’ Australia does not.

Horror Budget Kills Aussies’ Christmas Cheer
December 18, 2013

Horror Budget Kills Aussies’ Christmas Cheer

By Anthony Fensom
Treasurer Joe Hockey delivers (comparatively) grim news with his mid-year outlook.

Asia’s Workers: Forget Retiring Early
November 22, 2013

Asia’s Workers: Forget Retiring Early

As governments across the region grapple with aging populations, retirement ages are likely to be raised.

Australia’s Budget Blues
August 03, 2013

Australia’s Budget Blues

Government revenue plummets, and the deficit complicates Kevin Rudd’s election calculus.

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