Jim Chalmers (Australian politician)

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Reserve Bank review ‘will be relevant’ to Philip Lowe’s chances of a second term, Chalmers says
Treasurer says it is not a ‘performance review’ but will ‘feed into our thinking’ about RBA leadership

Amy Remeikis

07, Dec, 2022 @11:10 PM

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Competition watchdog examining energy market interventions including possible price caps
War-induced price shocks being felt by households and businesses require government to step in, Treasury says

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @8:14 AM

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Nearly 90% of Australians want government to step in on energy costs, poll finds
Survey shows strong support for lowering prices by limiting exports and imposing windfall profits tax on gas companies

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

09, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Energy price relief plan due before Christmas, Jim Chalmers tells ABC’s Q+A
In a solo appearance, the treasurer is bombarded with questions but does not rule out subsidies or changes to company tax

Amy Remeikis

03, Nov, 2022 @11:27 AM

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Tax concessions for housing investors to cost $20bn a year within a decade, analysis shows
Parliamentary budget office report shows high income earners will benefit most from negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

02, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Why the focus on energy prices? Inflation is more likely to be driven by surging housing, transport and food costs
Increases in electricity and gas prices are less to blame for the cost-of-living squeeze than many other components. Here’s why

Peter Hannam

01, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Australian borrowers hit again as RBA raises interest rates by 25 basis points to 2.85%
Reserve Bank raises rates for seventh time in attempt to bring inflation under control

Peter Hannam and Katharine Murphy

01, Nov, 2022 @3:37 AM

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Guardian Essential poll: two-thirds of voters back intervention in energy market as power prices soar
Survey after Jim Chalmers’ first budget suggests people pessimistic about economic outlook amid cost-of-living pressures

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

31, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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AFP foil plan to import $1.6bn of liquid meth in coconut water bottles – as it happened
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Josh Taylor (now) and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier)

30, Oct, 2022 @6:34 AM

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Treasurer says gas review likely to result in mandatory code of conduct as energy costs soar
Government has also not ruled out using threat of export limits to guarantee more domestic supply, Jim Chalmers says

Paul Karp

30, Oct, 2022 @1:05 AM

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Call for energy ministers to agree to gas price cap at 30% of current market offers
Head of Australian energy users group says current $35 per gigajoule is ‘dire’ and a $10/GJ cap would be ‘pretty fair and reasonable’

Peter Hannam

27, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Opposition leader makes fresh nuclear pitch – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

27, Oct, 2022 @9:21 AM

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