Kurt Wallace

The Reserve Bank’s great gamble on interest rates

19 October 2020 4:33 pm

The fiscal path outlined in the federal budget will constrain monetary policy and undermine the stability of the Australian economy.…

We know Daniel Andrews has maimed Melbourne. He’s also wreaking ruin in the regions

13 October 2020 5:00 am

The implementation of Victoria’s lockdown restrictions highlights the growing divide between Melbourne and regional Victoria. The Melbourne centric Victorian government…

How coronavirus is killing small business – and threatening our values

17 July 2020 1:32 pm

The heart of the Australian way of life is under threat with small businesses fighting for survival as lockdown restrictions…

Exposed: the true scope of lockdown unemployment

27 May 2020 5:34 pm

The official unemployment rate released by the ABS hides the true impact of the lockdown measures on the economy and…

The economic statement: business as usual won’t defuse our new debt bomb

13 May 2020 3:00 pm

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg yesterday delivered a sobering economic statement to Parliament. In stark contrast to the premature “back in the…

ScoMo, Josh: without an exit strategy we face higher taxes, higher debt, a higher cost of living – and little hope

15 April 2020 3:03 pm

The $320 billion of fiscal and monetary measures in response to the coronavirus, however necessary, will impose a debilitating cost…

Quantitative easing: a desperate move with no clear end game

23 March 2020 4:52 pm

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to engage in quantitative easing is a desperate move with no clear end game.   While QE has…

A simple stimulus step that won’t cost a cent: stop green lawfare

20 March 2020 1:48 pm

Over $65 billion of investment, mostly in regional Australia, has been put at risk by a small group of environmental and inner-city…

The very last thing we need is radical Reserve Bank action

13 March 2020 1:15 pm

The Reserve Bank of Australia has used the coronavirus threat to accelerate its move toward radical monetary policy. To prevent…

Why is NSW fining farmers under laws that no longer exist?

16 July 2019 5:00 am

The New South Wales government must grant an amnesty to all farmers who are being prosecuted under laws which no…

How bureaucratic dark matter is swallowing our wealth

14 June 2019 8:19 am

At every turn businesses are weighed down by red tape that prevents growth, discourages job creation, and sucks resources away…

How Labor is holding your tax cut hostage

10 April 2019 7:27 am

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg claimed in his budget speech last week that the government had repaired the budget “without increasing taxes.”…

Modern Monetary Theory, same old mistakes

8 March 2019 12:05 pm

A radical 10-year plan which charts the course for a government takeover of the American economy has been proposed by…

Daniel Andrews: a threat to a twenty-first century economy

23 November 2018 9:09 am

Melbourne prides itself on its cafe culture, vibrant laneways, quality restaurants, and marquee sporting events. This dynamic and cosmopolitan lifestyle…