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Joe Hockey fights to claw back a little for the overburdened wealthy

By Warwick Smith Originally published at The AIM NetworkAugust 11, 2014 If Joe Hockey’s first budget wasn’t enough to convince people that the government was going into bat for the nation’s wealthy, then Joe himself has surely confirmed this with … Continue reading

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My article in today’s Guardian – The United States of Australia?

Are we witnessing the emergence of the United States of Australia? Australia can have its cake and eat it too, because a healthy and materially secure population will repay enormous economic dividends. Instead, we’re going further down the US pathin … Continue reading

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Budget vision

By Warwick Smith No other event equals the release of a federal budget for a clear statement of what the government really intends for the country. Almost everything else they do is smoke and mirrors. The budget tells us who … Continue reading

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Op-ed in The Age: Treasurer’s agenda running out of truth

This article originally appeared in The Age. Treasurer’s agenda running out of truth by Warwick Smith Joe Hockey has been talking non-stop about how the country is running out of money for Medicare, for the ABC, for welfare and for … Continue reading

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New article in The Conversation – Ageing population and mining: a tale of two booms

The below article just published today in The Conversation. Click here to read the original. Ageing population and mining: a tale of two booms By Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne In an unusual move, Mission Australia and the Business Council … Continue reading

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New Overland article published today

Below is my latest article. Head to Overland to read the original. Australia’s first compulsory Ponzi scheme By Warwick Smith 23.Jul.13 Compulsory superannuation was introduced by the Keating government in 1992 as a way of dealing with the ballooning age-pension … Continue reading

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Women’s superannuation

Mark Bouris recently wrote a column for the Age and Sydney Morning Herald about women and superannuation. It’s a very important topic and credit to Mark for opening a public conversation about it. The column outlined the problem (which is … Continue reading

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