Opinion

Before anyone asks: no, Australia does not have a debt problem

By Adam Triggs
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:10pm, first published March 30 2020 - 5:30pm
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has had to abandon a long-promised stimulus to prime the economy during the coronavirus crisis. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Much is uncertain about the COVID-19 crisis, but two things are clear: government debt is about to become much bigger, and there'll be no shortage of commentators who will say that's a problem.

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