Dr Nick Economou

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Reasons for Labor’s defeat in the last ‘un-losable’ Australian elections – but will there be better days ahead?

In 1993, after a general election at which it had failed to defeat Labor, a colleague wrote that, if the Liberal party could not defeat Paul Keating, then perhaps it …

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Coalition’s Laboresque Budget paves way for election day

The delivery of the 2019-20 budget by Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition, and the budget-in-reply speech made by Labor leader Bill Shorten have both contributed to setting out some of the …

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A year of political volatility – more to come in 2019

While every year has its fair share of political instability, 2018 will surely be remembered as one of the most volatile in recent memory. The great uncertainty surrounding liberal democratic …

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Budget 2018: Budget repair has to wait when a national election looms

Malcom Turnbull’s Liberal-National coalition government is so serious about trying to win the next federal election, it has finally abandoned its previous fiscal orthodoxy about the need for “budget repair”. …

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Budget 2017: Big on politics, light on economics, and a fight with the banks to come

There is also the matter of the restive Senate.

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Federal Budget 2016: Breaking down the politics

Scott Morrison has set his prime minister up with a financial plan that could allow the Coalition to win the next election.

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A new ethic: Not much discipline in party divisions

Dr Nick Economou gives his opinion on the current divisions in the political parties in Australia.

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Gillard and Labor: On track for a defeat of historic proportions

Dr Nick Economou takes a look at the current political climate for the Labor party.

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Qantas changes the game: Abbott may be in trouble

Dr Nick Economou discusses the fall-out of the Qantas grounding and explores who has suffered the most – Tony Abbott or Qantas

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Gillard’s carbon tax: end game or game changer?

Dr Nick Economou looks at the implications of Gillard’ carbon tax.