Dr Ken Henry and Senate Economics Legislation Committee

On Thursday 27 May 2010, Dr Ken Henry fronted the Senate Economic Legislation Committee before heading off on an international holiday. Dr Henry has a number of interesting things to say regarding the recent Tax Review. The following a extracts from the Committee Hansard available here. Dr Henry—No. We tried to avoid, as much as…

Pasta alla Puttanesca

There are any number of stories as to how ‘Spaghetti alla puttanesca’ came about (See here).  The one I like the most is Chef Sandro Petti, from the Italian Island of Ischia, was low on ingredients and told a group of late night revellers he didn’t have enough to make them a meal. They complained…

The Stimulus Fudge – Rudd, Swann or Henry Responsible?

There is a graph in Budget Paper 1 that purports to show the very positive effect of the Rudd Labor Government’s stimulus package on the GDP growth of Australia in 2009. The graph is intended to show the positive correlation between stimulus spending and the subsequent delivery of GDP growth. The graph from Treasury is…