Stephen Koukoulas

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It’s the Economy, Stupid

Those in power, who are able to pull the economic policy levers, are unable or unwilling or simply unaware of what is happening in the economy and what needs to…

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What Jobs and Growth?

One of the problems with a protracted period of soft economic activity is a deterioration in labour market conditions. Australian workers are experiencing troub…

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Facts, Mistruths and Furphies

Facts are the bedrock of decision making. Making a decision without hard facts – or worse, on errors of fact – will inevitably lead to some form of disaster, bi…

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The Small Government Myth

There is a common perception that the Liberal and National Coalition parties have an ethos of small government. That is, they pursue policies that encompass low…

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