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Canberra needs eyes wide open

This opinion article by Brendan Lyon and Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on 16 June 2017. Sydney is getting its long-overdue second airport and that is very good news for western Sydney — and the whole country. The federal...

Booking the Indigenous success dividend

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Deal magazine on 19 May 2017. Australians share a hardwired belief in fairness and progress. Yet for much of our history, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have not come close...

Only business can deliver on budget hopes

This opinion article by Grant King was published in The Australian Financial Review on 17 May 2017. Australia last recorded a budget surplus in 2007-08. Whenever surpluses have since been forecast they have not been achieved. Last week, the government...

Australia must have a credible path to surplus

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian Financial Review on 5 May, 2017. Every Australian should be concerned that we have recorded a decade of budget deficits. Since the nation’s last surplus budget in 2007 the...

What does a fair budget look like?

This essay by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Weekend Australian on May 6, 2017. It is part of the Priority for Prosperity series which explores core challenges for Australian society. Australians instinctively judge the behaviour of others through the prism of...

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