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June 17th, 2016
Episode 883 of 923 episodes
In the middle of the election campaign, Question Time goes fiscal –with a focus on all things economic. Series host Madeleine Morris leads a full hour of audience questions, covering the budget’s winners and losers, election promises and tax reform – from superannuation and negative gearing to the GST, personal income tax and tax avoidance laws. Madeleine Morris, Michelle Grattan, John Freebairn and Richard Denniss — Photo: Jon Tjhia How does the government plan to rationalise Australia’s spending, and what are the likely effects on the household hip pocket? What does a fair tax system look like? What are the costs and benefits of economic reform …and, with both parties promising spending cuts, how will voters respond? Nut out the nation’s pecuniary progress –and untangle the complexity of public money – with our user-friendly cadre of experts:Econobabbleauthor and Australia Institute chief economist Richard Denniss, economics professor and former government advisor John Freebairn, and esteemed political journalist Michelle Grattan.