Greatest fears on economy? 'Out-of-touch' Liberals, and 'tax-and-spend' Labor, candidates say

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated May 4 2022 - 7:17am, first published 5:00am

Labor's candidate for treasurer Jim Chalmers has lambasted an "out-of-touch" Coalition over a threadbare agenda despite skyrocketing cost-of-living pressures, while Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has targeted foreign aid, parental leave and childcare as his great concerns about unknown ALP spending promises.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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