Treasurer Chris Bowen and Finance Minister Penny Wong reveal a budget deficit of more than $30 billion. 
Cathy Harper

New Premier Daniel Andrews pledged to get straight to work "fixing" Victoria. Following a raft of campaign promises we look at the challenges and immediate priorities of the new government.

The economic case for rising above politics and embracing an increase in the GST. 
Professor John Freebairn 

Why is Australia's company tax base being eroded?
Professor Miranda Stewart

Industrial Relations policy is always a major issue in Australian election debate.  2013 will be no different.   This time around the politics of industrial relations policy requires a balancing act for all parties.
Nicholas Reece

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

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