Matt Wade

Matt Wade

Anthony Albanese rejects NSW Treasurer Mike Baird's claims state hasn't received fair infrastructure funds

Matt Wade Labor's infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese has rejected a claim by state Treasurer Mike Baird that NSW has not received a fair share of infrastructure funding in recent years.

Childcare funding needs major overhaul, say researchers

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Matt Wade Complex childcare subsidies worth billions should be streamlined and a long-term plan developed to give preschoolers universal access to high-quality childcare, a leading childcare expert says.

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G20 summit: Treasurer Joe Hockey commits to speeding up economy

Peter Martin and Matt Wade Treasurer Joe Hockey has committed Australia to an economic growth rate of 3 per cent, well above the official forecast of 2.

G20 summit had 'excellent spirit', says IMF chief Christine Lagarde

Matt Wade Christine Lagarde says the Sydney meeting had an ''excellent spirit'' of global co-operation.

Predictions of rift failed to materialise says IMF's Christine Lagarde

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Matt Wade The chief of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, says the Sydney meeting of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors was marked by an ''excellent spirit'' of global...

G20 agrees on new rules to combat offshore tax evasion

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Matt Wade The world's top financial officials have ramped up co-operation to combat offshore tax evasion after the G20 meeting in Sydney signed off on a global standard for the worldwide automatic exchange of...

Treasurer Hockey aims for 3% growth rate to slash unemployment

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Peter Martin, Matt Wade Treasurer Joe Hockey has committed Australia to an economic growth rate of 3 per cent, well above the official forecast of 2.

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US and Australia in deal to fight tax dodgers

Matt Wade And G20 members prepare to sign off on a scheme for the automatic exchange of tax information.

G20: Joe Hockey finetunes his global vision before Sydney meeting

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Matt Wade Joe Hockey's rhetoric has taken on a big picture quality in the prelude to today's G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Sydney.

Tax evasion to get tougher as Australia strikes deals on foreign bank accounts

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Matt Wade The battle against offshore tax evasion is gaining momentum after Australia and the US struck a deal to combat tax-dodgers and G20 members prepared to sign off on a scheme for the automatic exchange...

G20: global financial crisis was catalyst for strengthening economic leadership

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Matt Wade Australia kicks off its presidency of the G20 on Saturday when the world's most powerful economic officials meet in Sydney. But what makes this international forum so important?

Treasurer Joe Hockey to sell NSW model to G20

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Matt Wade Treasurer Joe Hockey will plug the "NSW model" of new infrastructure development to the world's most powerful economic officials when they meet in Sydney this weekend.

G20: Joe Hockey to take NSW infrastructure model to the world

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Matt Wade Treasurer Joe Hockey will plug the “NSW model” of infrastructure development to the world's most powerful economic officials when they gather in Sydney this weekend.

G20: Joe Hockey will need to steer with a firm hand

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Matt Wade It will be a big moment for a Treasurer still learning the ropes. Next weekend, Joe Hockey will co-chair a gathering of the world's most powerful economic officials in Sydney, his home town.

Car makers exit: But NSW will not face the same hit that closures will inflict on Victoria and South Australia

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Matt Wade The exodus of Australia's last three car makers will be a nasty economic blow to the vehicle manufacturing hubs of Melbourne and Adelaide.

Healthcare: Why Tony Abbott wants to charge a fee for visiting bulk-billing doctors

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Matt Wade Why would the government consider an unpopular new fee on bulk-billed GP visits?

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Childcare costs: families spending 9% of income after subsidies

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Matt Wade Families with one child in full-time day care are devoting about 9 per cent of their disposable incomes to childcare fees even though the federal government spends more than $5 billion a year...

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Tony Abbott's new direct action sceptics

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Matt Wade, Gareth Hutchens Leading economists have overwhelmingly rejected Tony Abbott's direct action climate change policy and backed carbon pricing.

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Economists remain convinced carbon tax or ETS is the way forward

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Matt Wade Years of bitter political combat over climate change policy has left the economics profession unmoved.

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No room for complacency in quest for next wave

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Matt Wade There's a good chance the NSW economy will do a fair bit better over the next decade than it has over the last.