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Day 6 of a broken promise

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Day 5 of a broken promise

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Day 4 of a broken promise

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Day 3 of a broken promise

Okay – the Commission of Audit Report is now available. Having eyeballed the documents my first impression is that it contains a very modest set of recommendations. I’m happy to be proven wrong – but I suspect not. This is … Continue reading

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Day 2 of a broken promise

Paul Kelly gets it: How can Abbott accuse Labor of being addicted to new taxes and say his solution is a spanking new tax, in defiance of his election promises? For four years Abbott has campaigned against new taxes. He … Continue reading

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Day 1 of a broken promise: ‘There will be no new taxes under a government I lead’*

Far from being a no surprises government, the Abbott government last night unleashed a bomb-shell. TAXPAYERS will be slugged with a debt levy taking an extra $800 a year from someone earning $80,000. One in five people in NSW earn … Continue reading

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Another day of a broken promise

LABOR’S $6 billion carbon tax reduced Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by less than 0.1 per cent. As PM Tony Abbott ratchets up the pressure on Labor’s Bill Shorten to axe the carbon tax by Christmas, the new figures will be … Continue reading

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Another broken promise?

Julia Gillard promises to serve a full term as member for Lalor even if Labor is defeated at the 2013 election. Is this like these other promises? Promising no carbon tax: 18 promises: promising the end of the world promising not … Continue reading

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Another broken promise

Judith points out that Wayne Swan has broken another promise – this time on employment. In the 2011 budget, he told us that an additional half a million jobs would be created by the middle of this year and the … Continue reading

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Trouble at Unisuper: broken promises? III

The AFR has an update on this story that we’ve covered before here and here. So what is happening? A lot of academics are still in “defined benefit” superannuation schemes. I have put the words defined benefit into scare quotes … Continue reading

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