Richard Denniss

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30 ENTRIES Richard Denniss is the chief economist at The Australia Institute.



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Exterior of the Department of Treasury, Canberra

Politics

Tax to grind

Tax reform should not be centred on what we want, but on who we want to be

Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe, pictured in front of large graph

Society

The high cost of Lowe inflation

The RBA refuses to hear that interest rates won’t control inflation, and people are suffering as a result

Anthony Albanese and Anika Wells wearing masks among staff at St Paul’s Terrace aged-care home, Frankston, Victoria, August 15, 2022

Politics

Nothing to see here

It’s a new year and COVID remains a major public health crisis – so why isn’t the government talking about it?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Politics

Gaslighting Australia

Local gas suppliers aren’t in crisis – soaring prices are going according to plan

Image of Scott Morrison, May 21, 2022

Politics

A defeat for the true deceivers

The demise of Morrison’s Liberals paves the way for a transformative parliament

Image of ‘Pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey’ game

Politics

The needle and the damage done

The federal government’s handling of the pandemic has been the worst public policy screw-up in Australian history

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Politics

Roll out the pork barrels

Why politicians love being caught rorting in their electorates

Image of Josh Frydenberg and Scott Morrison

Politics

Ignoring the gap

The budget shows that the government is not interested in lifting women out of poverty

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Society

Which jobs and what growth?

We need to talk about the economy

Fear of spending

Politics

Fear of spending

So what is MMT and why should you care?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Politics

Weal of fortune

Rebuilding the economy means government investment, but not all public spending is equal

Photograph of Australian Securities Exchange

essay

Super heroes or super villains?

How the secretive trillionaire superannuation funds are using your money to reshape capitalism

Image of Bill Shorten on election night, May 18 2019

Politics

The Morrison election: What we know now

Why did low-income voters turn to the Coalition while wealthy urbanites voted Labor?

What the government thinks you’re worth

Politics

What the government thinks you’re worth

Our nation’s economists have a price on your head, dead or alive

Illustration

Politics

Labor’s great big new tax plan

Bill Shorten wants to reframe how we tackle the budget

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