The $45 billion from the Telstra sale is now increasingly surpassed by the NBN's costs of $51 billion and counting (ABC 2018).
In our country, and others like them, at election times, and indeed pretty well all the time, poverty is seen as being somehow wrong in principle, and my political party or yours will end it, or at least reduce it.
Falling forward property revenues will see infrastructure spending curtailed (even though we continue to have an infrastructure deficit) or we will go into more debt to keep the tap.
Australia’s government spending is high and a huge public debt overhang creates uncertainty for the private sector. The new government’s reform program should include reduced public spending, tax reform and industrial relations reform.
Things are different in 2019. The liberalising agenda around the world has all but petered out, while on the left there is a resurgence of belief and confidence in government intervention.
The arable land per capita in China is 40% of the world average.
In 2018, total deployment of renewable energy stood at about 180 gigawatts (GW), which was the same as the previous year.
The crucial battery metal, also known as 'white petroleum', struggled through a 50 percent price correction as supply soared and demand fears spread like wildfire.
It's an issue that appears to be missing from this federal election, with the two major parties brawling over issues of pay and tax, but what is the use of either if you're out of a job?
By the end of the 2010s, the U.S. is now the world's biggest crude oil producer, having surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to claim the crown.
In fact, while the oil market is moving very much in an upward direction, not everyone believes that it will last.
While no one was looking, rising commodity prices were generating rising tax revenue.