Caring for our kids means not burdening them with government debt

By Stephen Bartos
Updated November 16 2018 - 8:30pm, first published October 15 2017 - 12:14pm

When gross Commonwealth government debt rose above $500 billion in June this year it caused a brief flurry of concern for Australian children. As economist Chris Richardson said, perhaps indelicately, "younger Australians … are getting royally screwed and they will be until they wake up".

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