Budget open thread

Here’s a thread where you can vent about the budget, should you so desire.

Peter Martin has a handy list of what we already know, which is quite a lot.

The ABC does too.

Ross Gittins tells us what not to believe. He reckons they don’t use the appropriate accounting methods to add up the figures. He also says not to obsess so much about deficits. It is the government’s responsibility to borrow to spend on infrastructure and other good things. Continue reading Budget open thread

Labor’s climate change policy

The ALP has put a lot of thought and work into it’s climate policy. A pity, therefore, that the links to the documentation are not better organised. Here to assist readers are the main links I’ve discovered:

The main policy document: Climate Change Action Plan Policy Paper (41 pages)

An 18-page factsheet: Labor’s Climate Change Action Plan Factsheet

A site Labor’s Climate Change Action Plan, where if you follow the links you can get to the Policy Paper and the Factsheet, but in the main you are directed to short summaries of the policy under six key areas. If, however, you follow the links in a way that is not immediately obvious, you get to the more adequate versions below: Continue reading Labor’s climate change policy