When the cupboard is bare: Coalition's challenge

Economists warn that the lucky country is heading for a rough ride – one that will present some challenges for Coalition government longevity. 

The political consensus is that Tony Abbott will not only win the election on September 14, but that he will do so in a landslide that will ensure the Coalition of two or more parliamentary terms. 

I wouldn't bet on that longevity. 

To read recent speeches by two of our most distinguished economists, Treasury secretary Martin Parkinson and corporate high-flyer and academic Ross Garnaut, is to appreciate that, after a world-breaking run of growth, Australia is at an inflection point.

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Max Walsh


Max Walsh was for many years one of Australia’s top economic and political commentators, highly regarded as a journalist, author and broadcaster. Throughout his career, Max was involved in all dimensions of the media industry, which has encompassed positions with two of Australia’s largest publishing companies and television networks.

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