Kenneth Davidson

Kenneth Davidson

Kenneth Davidson has been writing for The Age on economics and public policy since 1974. He was winner of the Walkley award for best news story in 1977 and National Press Club/Ford Australia Award for Canberra Press Gallery Journalist of the Year in 1980. He remains a committed Keynesian and opponent of economic rationalism. In his spare time he is co-editor of Dissent magazine.

Creating work: that's a job for government

Kenneth Davidson No government can escape its responsibility for its role in the creation of jobs.

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Tony Abbott's rising tide of inconvenient truths

Tony Abbott and boats

Kenneth Davidson Our new Prime Minister has quickly demonstrated his contempt for climate science.

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Smoke and mirrors, with no policy on smoke

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Kenneth Davidson In a campaign of slogans and scare tactics, environmental issues are dismissed.

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Don't look now, the white elephants are multiplying

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Kenneth Davidson On super and the NBN, Abbott has the better policies.

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Carbon tax is a first step in climate fight

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Kenneth Davidson What we have now is not nearly enough to avoid catastrophic warming.

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Gripes about a flood levy are ill-informed

Kenneth Davidson Infrastructure building in flood-ravaged areas benefits all of us.

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Incompetence reigns over rail extension

Kenneth Davidson The Victorian Transport Department's ability to manage its portfolio of responsibilities in a way that shows respect for Melbourne's liveability and taxpayers' dollars is - like that of the...

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Packer and Ten are not in the public interest

James Packer

Kenneth Davidson Political clout and online gambling lie at the heart of this move.

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Obsession with debt reduction puts nation-building on hold

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Kenneth Davidson The PM is wrong to give priority to paying off Australia's small debt.

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Not too late to stop the disaster that is our desalination plant

Kenneth Davidson The Auditor-General's report has revealed the true cost of the state's desal facility. The $18 billion capital cost is difficult to escape. The plant should be mothballed.

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Not too late to stop the disaster that is our desalination plant

Kenneth Davidson The Auditor-General's report has revealed the true cost of the state's desal facility.

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Land of poor white trash approaching

Kenneth Davidson Our costly infrastructure projects look like train wrecks in the making.

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Wasted years for Victorian infrastructure

Kenneth Davidson Minority government may be the only way to restore accountability.

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Public schools sacrificed for a win at any cost

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Kenneth Davidson Skewed funding will continue under either shade of government.

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Green-wedge plan would be a mortal blow to liveability

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Kenneth Davidson Politicians rely on ordinary voters failing to connect the dots that would expose the politicians' duplicity.

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