The Hon Chris Bowen MP - Federal Member for McMahon
What's Happening Posted September 11, 2014.
I’m honoured to be addressing the press club in the week of its 50th anniversary.
And I’m delighted that many of you turned up despite nursing sore heads.
Thank you for the invitation to be here today.
It is unusual for a Federal budget to still be the matter of intense national discussion almost four months after it was delivered.
As much as we Treasurers and putative Treasurers might like to think otherwise, budgets have normally receded into the collective national memory by now.
The fact that this Government’s first budget is still the main topic of political discussion right across the nation is testimony to a number of things: its unfairness, its poor economics and its laying upon a shaky foundation of a...Read complete article »