Dishonest Labor doubles down on Suburban Rail Loop


Earlier this week, Treasurer Jim Chalmers effectively blamed the states and the former federal government for fueling inflation via their infrastructure construction programs:

“I do think we’re going to need to make some difficult decisions about the infrastructure pipeline”.

“Which factors in those $33 billion of blowouts from projects announced by our predecessors, and which factors in our inflation challenge. We need to be upfront about that”.

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Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. He is also a co-founder of MacroBusiness. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.