Cian Hussey

You’re only focused on case numbers, Dan? Here are the shocking stats showing why lockdown must end now

16 October 2020 1:29 pm

On 10 October, during his daily press conference, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said, “The only numbers I’m focused on is…

REVEALED: Get set for debt ’til 2080

8 October 2020 5:00 am

Australia is unlikely to be debt-free until 2080 as a result of the lockdowns implemented in response to COVID-19. The…

Our threatening K-shaped corona recovery

10 September 2020 11:31 am

Australia is emerging from the COVID-19 lockdown measures not as one, but two separate nations comprised of the economic, cultural…

We’re not all in this together: the public, not the pols or pen-pushers, will bear the costs of lockdown

10 August 2020 2:01 pm

As Victoria is plunged back into lockdowns, with those in greater Melbourne facing unprecedented restrictions on their every move, the…

Cut red tape, green tape and taxes – as only the private sector can get us out of recession

4 June 2020 4:33 pm

All eyes were on the headline economic growth figure in the national accounts released on Wednesday, which shows the first…

Why the Guardian Australia is wrong about green tape

4 May 2020 3:51 pm

In an article last Friday, the Guardian Australia outline a flawed critique of the Institute of Public Affairs’ latest research…

How red tape is compounding the coronavirus commerce crisis

30 March 2020 5:00 am

Red tape is exacerbating the economic fallout brought on by the coronavirus crisis by making it more difficult for businesses to adjust…

Scott and Josh’s tax sham surplus shame

2 April 2019 5:00 am

After over a decade of abysmal federal budgets, Scott Morrison is set to announce a budget surplus today. I expect…

Smoking policy: all about revenue, not health

31 January 2019 11:38 am

Despite a number of high-profile convictions in recent years, the black market for tobacco in this country is flourishing, as…

When the Australian sounds like the Australia Institute, watch out

20 January 2019 1:37 pm

Just last week, The Australian’s economics editor – a one-time leader writer for the Spec Oz, Adam Creighton — published…