If New Zealand and the UK can successfully implement reforms to fix their budget then so can Australia. Spreading populism and false hope will only lead to trouble down the track, writes Dan Tehan.
Every day Australia borrows another $100 million, and Bill Shorten is doing all he can to make this the norm. When you haven’t delivered a budget surplus in 25 years, sadly this is in your interests.
For the ALP, if you can’t fix the problem, just ignore it altogether.
The New Zealand and UK governments are taking a different approach, successfully implementing reforms and spending restraint. This is leading to economic growth and budget repair.
In Australia, despite the opposition of the Labor Party, we must continue to do the same.