Weekly roundup Saturday 4 June
Early winter for a new government
Weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.
It was the economy that swung voters, but not in the way the Coalition imagined. How the numbers look from the Coalition’s side – a wipeout. The Dutton opposition. The Coalition’s long-term shrinkage.
Leadership – will Albo lead or will he just be a “leader”? Executive government and Parliament – will Labor respect parliament in a way that the previous government didn’t? A First Nations voice to Parliament – building the case for “yes”. An Australian head of state: it’s about more than symbols.
A newly-minted finance minister explains fiscal policy. The Reserve Bank – does it need a shake-up? AGL’s near death and possible resurrection. National accounts – profits up, wages down. Covid-19 and other viruses, and how immunization makes you vote Labor.
The World Economic Forum questions traditional inflation targets in monetary policy and takes us beyond our nineteenth century master-servant ideas of employment. Is inequality inevitable?
A few changes in this regular part of the roundup.
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