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'Could do better': Top Australian economists award the budget a cautious pass

  • Written by Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
'Could do better': Top Australian economists award the budget a cautious passWes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND

Australia’s leading economists have struggled to grade this month’s budget.

Challenged by the Economic Society of Australia and The Conversation to rate it on a scale of A to F when judged by its stated aims of rebuilding the economy and creating jobs, none of the 43 economists who responded gave...

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