WITH THE FEDERAL BUDGET drawing nearer — and with the shape of an austere document starting to take form in the public conscience — Treasurer Joe Hockey is charged with delivering a responsible package that redresses the immediate mess bequeathed by Labor, and goes some way toward fixing the structural weaknesses in the budget over the longer term. 1,244 more words
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HISTORIC AGREEMENTS on Free Trade (or, at least, freer trade) — finalised by Prime Minister Tony Abbott on his tour of Asia — herald enormous benefits for Australia, and should be lauded; even so, the fact a government attracts attention at all for simply doing its job casts an ugly pall over its predecessor. 1,657 more words
You're kidding: World's greatest ex-treasurer Wayne Swan gets an international gig. - Michael Smith News
Will we be able to close the borders against these people returning?