Ross Gittins

Ross Gittins is the Economics Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and Economic Columnist for The Age. For forty years he has had a ringside seat as the Australian economy has gone through radical change. He’s covered forty budgets and sixteen elections and watched thirteen treasurers and eight prime ministers wrestle with boom and recession, debts and deficits. He is a winner of the Citibank Pan Asia award for excellence in financial journalism and has been a Nuffield Press fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a journalist-in-residence at the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne., to be refreshed every three to five years

The fifth estate: sizing up government

Overview As the dust settles on this year’s federal budget, the Fifth Estate turns its eye to matters economic with Ross Gittins, economics editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, and public policy experts Miriam Lyons and Ian McAuley. While the Federal Government expects to spend...

The Howard impact

Viewed comparatively, the achievements and failings of the Howard government look a little different, write Rodney Tiffen and Ross Gittins.