Top Australian economists are backing Labor’s economic plan…

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Backing Labor’s economic credentials: the experts’ verdict



A clear majority of top Australian economists have backed Labor’s economic plan over the Liberal-National’s corporate tax cuts.

Shadow assistant treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh said when the question was put to a panel from theEconomic Society of Australia – a group of Australia’s top economists – two out of every three backed the Labor plan over the Coalition plan.

“The Labor plan comes out on top.”

“Two out of three of all Australia’s top economists believe that investing in young people will produce a bigger growth dividend than corporate tax giveaways to the top end of town,” Leigh said.

“Economists such as Bruce Chapman, John Quiggin, Lisa Cameron and Gary Barrett all back the Labor plan for investing in our schools.

“The fact is, when you ask the best Australian economists which party has the better plan for…

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