One year into his job as treasurer, Scott Morrison has conceded that he does have a revenue problem after all, and delivered a stirring defence of... not that much.
Peter Martin Now he tells us. Within days of his appointment as treasurer last year Scott Morrison rashly assured us he faced "a spending problem, not a revenue problem".
Peter Martin Labor ought to consider reversioning the old 1980's AIDS slogan: "I like sex, but I'm not prepared to die for it."
Brian Robins The country's south eastern states are continuing to power the national economy as it 'rebalances' away from the mining states of Queensland and Western Australia after the end of the 'once in a century' mining boom.
Peter Martin What if the prime minister sacked the treasurer and promised to govern for everyone, not just those near the top?
Peter Martin What if budgets, and candidates for office, told the truth?
Jonathan Shapiro and Clancy Yeates What is this rating, where does it come from and does it matter? Your AAA-rating questions answered.
Peter Martin, Mark Kenny Claims of a boost to living standards from the government's planned company tax cuts rest largely on a dramatic reduction in tax avoidance, a new analysis shows.
Peter Martin In budgeting it's known as the magic asterisk, the get-out-of-jail-free card. If it looks as though you'll be in the red, you simply add in a figure for general unspecified savings and, magically, your problem's solved.
Peter Martin Labor is about to do what the Coalition did in the leadup to the last election. It's about to face reality.