Australian Society and Politics
You can’t think (or write, or speak) about an economy without also having a sense of the broader social and economic framework in which it operates. I try very hard to avoid partisan political commentary, but I do sometimes feel moved to write or talk about social or political developments.
Morrison’s special GST deal with WA – Monday Finance with Elysse MorganAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, News, The Australian Economy | 4th April 2022
Saul talks to the ABC’s Elysse Morgan about the ‘dirty deal’ which adds almost $20bn to federal deficits in order to boost WA’s surpluses by the same amount, on ABC Radio National Breakfast
The 2022-2023 Federal Budget with Tasmania Talks’ Mike O’LoughlinAustralian Federal Budget, Australian Society and Politics, News, Recent Media Interview, Tasmania, The Australian Economy | 30th March 2022
Saul talks to Tasmania Talks’ Mike O’Loughlin about the 2022-23 Federal Budget, and its likely impact on Tasmania, wages, and housing affordability
The 2022-2023 Australian Federal BudgetAustralian Society and Politics, The Australian Economy | 30th March 2022
This year’s Federal Budget is, inevitably, a pre-election affair – given that an election has to be called no later than 18th April and held no later than 21st May. But, despite being blessed by substantial windfall revenue gains, this Budget isn’t as much of a ‘spendathon’ as some previous pre-election budgets have been. Some […]
Federal Budget 2022-2023 Preview with ABC PM’s David LipsonAustralian Federal Budget, Australian Society and Politics, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 28th March 2022
Saul previews Tuesday evening’s 2022-23 Federal budget with David Lipson of the ABC’s flagship evening radio current affairs program ‘PM’
Economic Outlook for Australia’s ‘Growth Areas’Australian Society and Politics, The Australian Economy | 21st March 2022
Presentation to the National Growth Areas’ Alliance National Congress, Werribee, Victoria, 21st March 2022 (the NGAA comprising 24 rapidly-growing local government areas in the outer suburbs of Australia’s five largest metropolitan areas)
Federal taxpayers forking out $10billion for WA GST dealAustralian Society and Politics, News, Recent Media Interview | 17th March 2022
Saul talks to Perth radio 6PR’s Oliver Peterson about the Morrison Government’s changes to GST revenue sharing arrangements, 17th March 2021
Housing prices, housing affordability and home ownershipAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing, News, Recent Media Interview | 11th December 2021
Saul talks to Linda Mottram, presenter of ABC Radio‘s “This Week” program, about rapidly rising house prices, housing affordability and home ownership, on Saturday morning, 11th December.
The costs and consequences of ‘small business fetishism’Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Publications, Taxation, The Australian Economy | 10th December 2021
Article published in the December 2021 edition of Agenda, the journal of the Australian National University’s School of Economics.