Labor and the Coalition should commit to lowering the company tax rate. 
Michael MacWilliam

The Coalition's version of the national broadband network is not cheaper in the long term.
Professor Rod Tucker

Both the ALP and Coalition say the economy is their main priority. But how will they fund their promises? Professor John Freebairn.

Does Australia have a bloated middle class welfare system? 
Joey Moloney

Kevin Rudd tried to boost Labor's flagging campaign by talking up the economy and jobs at the party's campaign launch yesterday. But no-one can control economies anymore. Mark Triffitt

Tony Abbott says "trust me" in relation to costings. Wes Mountain

Voters are in for a wild ride with the facts as politicians and their advisors ramp up their rhetoric and spin ahead of the federal election.
Neville Norman

The economic case for dropping our obsession with budget surpluses.
Professor Guay Lim

Quickly identify the key themes from Wayne Swan, Tony Abbott and Christine Milne's 2013 budget speeches.
Ryan Sheales

The Coalition has released its election policy costings just two days before voters go to the polls. Read them all here.

Quickly identify the keywords and themes from Kevin Rudd's National Press Club address.
Cathy Harper

Presidential frontrunner 'Jokowi' is urging a "mental revolution" to a more optimistic, self-sustaining, self-believing Indonesia, invoking the language and ideas of the Sukarno era, observes Katharine McGregor.

Image: President Sukarno, Washington DC, 1956.

Rudd's “new agenda” speech is an attempt to to reach out to key constituencies: marginal voters, the major employer groups, unions, and small business.
Peter Gahan

Energised by a new leader with a formidable mandate, India is about to stir. Australia must reach out to capitalise on the moment, argues Amitabh Mattoo.

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