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infrastructure spending

Why Budget infrastructure spending matters

Both the Government and Labor have made impressive commitments to infrastructure, but it focusses heavily on roads and rail. Australia’s economic potential depends on more essential services.

Allianz

No, Gladys, build it and they won’t come

The $2.3 billion allocated by the NSW Government to rebuild two stadiums will haunt them until the next election. Focussing on Allianz Stadium, what’s the business case and will crowds increase materially when it’s rebuilt?

Living within one’s means

Australia in 2014 is the lowest taxed nation in the developed world. Facing ten years of budget deficits, is the Abbott Government unwilling to raise tax rates, or will Joe Hockey make us share the pain come budget time?

How not to run a pension

* How not to run a pension scheme. In California, just 10 individual pensioners will cash $50 million in pension checks from state and local governments over the next 25 years.

Do we really need superannuation?

We will have a significant retirement funding problem for at least the next 30 years. We need super to reduce the future tax burden on those employed who will be asked to support an ageing population.

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