Category Archives: Treasury

Another prong of the liberation strategy for Australia: holding public servants to account

I’m sure none of us pays many hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to senior civil servants in order to promote lies and falsehoods, and to avoid their professional obligation to follow the laws. But that’s precisely what the … Continue reading

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Statist hair of the dog won’t cure aged care crisis

Having written here previously about the Royal Commission into Aged Care, I was interested to hear what Scott Morrison had to say on Monday when his government began laying out a formal policy response. The headline announcement was an additional … Continue reading

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Shut up (again)

I had hoped that with the departure of Ken Henry that Treasury would have become a tad less arrogant. But apparently not: But Ms Mrakovcic said public debate over the proposal was mired by “rival estimates”. “No model is perfect … Continue reading

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Treasury makes arithmetic errors?

Laurie Oakes writing in the Herald Sun: There had been another stark example of Turnbull being let down a day earlier, when Treasurer Scott Morrison introduced legislation for proposed Budget savings that turned out to contain a $100 million error. … Continue reading

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Them’s fighting words

Robert Gottliebson on Treasury: Treasury for years has deliberately issued false statements about the cost of superannuation to the Australian nation and, unfortunately, has no credibility in giving advice on this subject. (Treasury’s hoax is tormenting the super debate, March … Continue reading

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Memo to Sussan Ley: It’s the cover up not the stuff up II

We have been following the dodgy “3.4% decline in tobacco clearances” claim here at the Cat for some time (here, here, here …). It even inspired a this magnificent clip: Senator David Leyonhjelm has been pursuing this is the Parliament. … Continue reading

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The dumbest story on economic management I have read this year

This is the headline at The Oz: Wages growth risks sinking budget hopes. Over how many years did I see such headlines, and how many years did I spend trying to deal with the problem of wages growth? So I … Continue reading

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Memo to Sussan Ley: It’s the cover up not the stuff up …

The Department of Health still have an erroneous claim up on their website: But when it first went up in June 2014 it looked somewhat different: It looks like the Department of Health has added a few sentences. Well, atually, … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Plain Packaging, Take Nanny down, Treasury | 25 Comments

Be afraid

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should be very concerned about a headline in the AFR this morning: The story itself says this: Selling controversial tax changes to the public such as an increase in the GST will be a long and … Continue reading

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Tony Makin strikes back

Last week the Minerals Council published a monograph by Tony Makin. A hard hitting analysis of the economic mismanagement of the previous government: A blistering analysis released today undermines claims that 200,000 jobs were saved by the stimulus as based … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Federal Politics, Treasury | 43 Comments