Position paper

Jobs and growth ... and a few hard numbers: a scorecard on economic policy and economic performance

Economics Economic forecasting Policy Government accountability Australian federal election 2016 Election promises Australia

Public opinion polls indicate that voters regularly rank economic issues at the top of their list of concerns and priorities when electing their governments. In response, it is not surprising that political candidates emphasize their economic credentials in appealing for voter support. The current federal campaign is no exception: all parties make strong claims about their capacity to best ‘manage’ Australia’s economy.

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