‘Public figures and commentators use econobabble to dress up their self-interest as the national interest, to make the absurd seem inevitable or the inequitable seem fair.’ — Richard Denniss This year we’ve put together an Econobabble bingo sheet so that you can play along at home this Budget Night — how much econobabble will you be
You can only spend a dollar once. When Queensland governments spend $9.5 billion on mining industry assistance, it’s $9.5 billion not available to schools, hospitals, roads, teachers, nurses, police officers, firefighters or doctors. Queensland leads the nation in mining assistance and lags behind the rest of the nation in social services investment. There’s an easy
This factsheet details the real economic impacts of the mining boom using information from our Mining the truth research paper.