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In this week's essential reading guide Kohler maps the road back from a decade of fiscal incompetence, Gawenda confronts a historic turning point for Australia, Bartholomeusz digs into ANZ Bank's results and Gottliebsen interprets a swelling of middle class discontent.

Ten years to break the budget, ten years to fix it
Alan Kohler
The budget has been marred by a decade of fiscal incompetence. Cleaning up the mess should be Tony Abbott's first point of order -- and the deficit levy is a step in the right direction.

A historic tax increase signals Australia’s new direction
Michael Gawenda
Joe Hockey's 'temporary levy' may well become permanent as it opens the door to full debate on economic inequality and its political consequences.

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