The government has been on a spending binge this week.
It has announced it will fund the second Sydney airport because the main player in the commercial sector has said the business case doesn’t stack up. This $6 billion must be part of the ‘good debt’ that the Treasurer revealed we needed to incur during a speech last week.
The “Statement of National Challenges” report was released this week by the Menzies Research Centre. It is very sober reading for anyone concerned about the future of our economy and our quality of life.
It’s amazing what a bit of leadership tension does for intestinal fortitude. After months of obfuscations and prevarication the beleaguered Prime Minister has finally put forward some sensible reforms to the Racial Discrimination Act.
Eight years ago I wrote in my weekly e-mail that the first home owners grant should go. I argued that it drove up the prices of housing to the advantage of existing owners and did nothing to make first homes more affordable.