Conservative voters' chief expectation is that Liberal/National governments will be economically responsible. There was an expectation that they would put an end to the Rudd-Gillard spending-spree-driven deficits.
Oil production in the Lower 48 excluding the Gulf of Mexico is expected to rise until the end of the year even if the price of oil plunges to US$40.
Australia has lots of gas. Then why all the hand-wringing about an east coast gas supply shortage?
Politically it is brilliant, redolent of the Menzies’ method of stealing your opponent’s clothes. Economically it is a disaster, although it does deal with the debt situation, but at a cost.
Electric cars only make up about 1 percent of global vehicle sales, so making it to 30 percent in the short-term future would be a huge leap.
Each spending cut from the last parliament should be retested in the new parliament, which has already shown greater fiscal responsibility than its predecessor.
It would not be too hard to redo all of Queensland Health EBAs facility by facility with no more than, say, eight or 10 variables in each pay cycle.
Vale shares posted a monumental 130 per cent gain in 2016, while competitors Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton also enjoyed similar gains.
The reality is, whatever is in the federal budget, it will most likely be negative for the economy, as part of the price to be paid for past fiscal excess.
In 2016, Australia donated 0.25% of its Gross National Income (GNI) to development goals, which is significantly less than its 2015 level of 0.29%.
What happens if politicians dont stop lying? Houston, we have a problem.
The Australian credo of giving everyone a fair go might apply to those who have a job, but it certainly isn't being applied to those who don't.