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Gareth Hutchens
Economics Editor at the West Australian. Fmr Guardian Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Open DMs. gareth.hutchens@wanews.com.au Wickr: g966
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Gareth Hutchens 6m
'Tariffs cost jobs': Frydenberg takes on Trump officials over free trade, by via
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Richard Goodwin 2h
A ‘must read’ story and a reminder of what Australia offers the world when it shows its true heart.
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Lisa Cox 6h
Second exclusive by and me. Josh Frydenberg’s office canvassed whether protections of critically endangered grasslands could be weakened after Angus Taylor raised the issue, which was affecting a company he part owns
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Gareth Hutchens 3h
Replying to @Alli__mac
When you see that vanity plate, which could be worth a fortnightly Newstart payment (I don't actually know, but that seems about right), it just ... I don't know. Anyway, your point about being constantly disappointed is spot on
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Gareth Hutchens 4h
Replying to @Alli__mac
Yes I'm not defending the Australian as a paper. I just thought in this case the line was understandable, given Aus Post's history with Fahour. But then we all interpret these things differently.
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Brendan Coates 5h
No. Compulsory super doesn't help the budget bottom line. Instead the budgetary cost of more super tax breaks will exceed any pension savings until well into the next century. My latest piece for .
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Gareth Hutchens 14h
Nothing’s a dead issue in politics. Just ask Keating, who tried but failed to introduce a consumption tax in ‘85. Fast forward 15 years and the Coalition succeeded where he failed.
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Gareth Hutchens 18h
Replying to @dingbattus @Alli__mac
Ah right. I don't think that framework applies here? I read this as a simple matter of a highly-paid public servant raising eyebrows.
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Gareth Hutchens 19h
Replying to @dingbattus @Alli__mac
In what sense?
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Gareth Hutchens 20h
Replying to @Alli__mac
Yes of course, why wouldn't she be allowed to spend her money as she wished as a private individual? Things change when you become a public servant. And if you're the highest public servant in the country why would you flash the wealth around? It doesn't taste right.
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Gareth Hutchens 21h
Replying to @Alli__mac
I don't think the pitchfork's out for the numberplate per se. It's more for the vibe of a public servant who earns 5x the PM's salary, & who has multiple multi-million dollar residences, & who's just called in crisis specialist Sue Cato, being a tad flashy like her predecessor?
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Gareth Hutchens 22h
Replying to @Alli__mac
moi?
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Gareth Hutchens 22h
Replying to @theautomatt
Death tax
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Gareth Hutchens 23h
And this one's called "The Boomer and the Franking Credit."
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Lombok Jun 18
The biggest buyer of US shares over the last five years has been corporate buybacks
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Gareth Hutchens 23h
Former Minerals Council CEO Brendan Pearson appointed to Scott Morrison’s PMO as senior adviser
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Gareth Hutchens Jun 18
Replying to @drdavebond
Not suitable. Where could you put the big vanity plate?
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Gareth Hutchens Jun 18
Replying to @theautomatt
There's a gap in the Twitter market for a Donald Horne twitter account that passes judgement on every development in Australian society
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Gareth Hutchens Jun 18
"Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate’s new wheels — decked in vanity plates — look like something that drove straight out of the garage of her predecessor Ahmed Fahour." "Where does the government-owned enterprise find these people?"
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Alex Adsett Jun 18
This thread is incredible. Read!
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