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US heads towards another fiscal cliff

15 October 2013

Fairfax Online

Research associate Nicole Hemmer says Tea Party Republicans have brought the US to the edge of defaulting on government debt by threatening fellow Republicans. What will be the consequences for the global economy? Watch Online

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Deadlines loom in US fiscal crisis

30 September 2013

Sky Business Channel

With the government shutdown looming and the deadline to negotiate a debt ceiling deal only a few weeks away, lecturer Adam Lockyer explains the fiscal situation in the US and its implications for local and international markets. Listen online

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Cliff compromise only the start

3 January 2013

ABC News Radio

Congress has put together an eleventh-hour deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, but lecturer in US politics Adam Lockyer says it hasn't resolved the underlying issues that caused the problem. This was an agreement no one in DC feels was a victory. Listen online

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Fiscal stop-gap behind Capitol Hill drama

2 January 2013

SBS News

In a last minute deal, Congress passed a compromise bill to avoid sending the United States over the fiscal cliff. Lecturer in US politics David Smith explains why the measure is a stop-gap that sets the stage for future conflict. Watch online

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Fiscal cliff deal looks close

2 January 2013

Sky News

After weeks of negotiations, Congress finally looks set to pass a deal to avert the deep spending cuts and tax rises known as the 'fiscal cliff'. But as lecturer David Smith explains, the stop-gap solution will continue to cause headaches for Obama going into his second term. Watch Online

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Congress brokers fiscal cliff deal

2 January 2013

Sky Business

With the Senate approving a deal to avert the fiscal cliff on New Years Day, now only the House stands between America and $600 billion in tax increases and deep spending cuts. Lecturer David Smith looks at what's next if the deal passes. Watch Online

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"Will they, won't they" for fiscal cliff deal

2 January 2013

ABC News Radio

The Senate has come to a deal that will see the US avoid the fiscal cliff, but the agreement could still be derailed in the House of Representatives. Research associate Tom Switzer says political polarisation in Washington is to blame. Listen online

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Fiscal cliff negotiations stall again

31 December 2012

Sky News

Negotiations to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff and avert $600 billion in tax cuts and deep spending cuts have stalled again on the eve of the deadline. Lecturer Adam Lockyer gives us the latest. Watch Online

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Swan's grand GOP slam deserves a hit

31 December 2012

The Australian

Last week, Australian treasurer Wayne Swan took to Twitter to criticise US Tea Party politicians for their fiscal policies. Swan's hypocrisy, says research associate Tom Switzer, is astounding. Read article

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Eleventh hour in fiscal cliff stand-off

28 December 2012

ABC Radio National Breakfast

Negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect on January 1, are continuing in Washington but it remains unclear whether a deal will be reached before 2013. Lecturer David Smith discusses the latest. Listen Online

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Grand bargain on fiscal cliff looks unlikely

21 December 2012

Sky Business

With less than two weeks until the deep spending cuts and tax increases known as the 'fiscal cliff' come into effect, lecturer Adam Lockyer says the chances of a grand bargain being reached on the issue are next to none. Will Republicans and Democrats reach a deal before January 1? Watch Online

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Uncertainty reigns as fiscal cliff approaches

13 December 2012

2GB Money News with Ross Greenwood

Lecturer David Smith says debt reduction negotiations between Republicans and Democrats remain in their early stages, with the chances of an agreement being reached before the January 1 deadline looking increasingly slim.  How will this affect the US economy and the markets here? Listen Online

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Grover Norquist's no-tax call a wedge for Republicans

10 December 2012

The Australian

In the words of former president George H.W. Bush: Who the hell is Grover Norquist? Research associate Nicole Hemmer looks at the man who introduced into US politics an anti-tax pledge designed to make government small enough to "drown in a bathtub." Read article

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Obama's "grand bargain" betrayal

6 December 2012

The Conversation

The fiscal cliff is an uneccessary and easily avoidable crisis, says research associate Nicole Hemmer. The grand bargain Barack Obama is cobbling together with Republicans would only hurt the most vulnerable.  Read article

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Can Congress come to a cliff compromise?

5 December 2012

ABC 24 The Drum

Despite Barack Obama's decisive election victory, the President still faces an uphill battle to reach a compromise in Congress to avert the so-called 'fiscal cliff' coming in 2013. Lecturer David Smith analyses at what January 1 might look like in America and around the world.  Watch Online

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Republican's challenged on tax reform

3 December 2012

Sky News Late Agenda

House Republicans are increasingly facing up to reality that, despite having made pledges to the contrary, they may have to accept increased tax reform to reach a deficit reduction deal says lecturer David Smith. He also discusses the Australian and American positions on Palestine in the UN. Watch Online

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Norquist tax pledge looks shaky

30 November 2012

ABC TV Planet America

With signs of compromise emerging in the US fiscal cliff negotiations, Grover Norquist's pledge which committed many prominent Republicans to no tax increases is looking increasingly shaky. Assocaite professor Brendon O'Connor discusses the man behind the controversial document and what's next for the GOP. Watch Online

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Congress set for fiscal cliff-hanger

16 November 2012

ABC 24 Planet America

Will America fall off the fiscal cliff at the end of 2012 or will it be averted? Does it even matter? Lecturer Adam Lockyer says it depends on whether you view the paralysis in Congress as ideological or tactical. Watch Online

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No clear resolution for the fiscal cliff

15 November 2012

The Conversation

The negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff come down to taxes, says elections analyst Luke Freedman. And while Democrats seem to have the upper hand, Republicans might not be completely out of luck. Read article

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Negotations begin on fiscal cliff

15 November 2012

ABC News Radio

Barack Obama has given his first press conference after his re-election, touching on the Petraeus affair and the upcoming budget negotiations. Research associate Tom Switzer discusses the issues facing the President in his first 30 days and how he will handle them. Listen Online

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Fiscal cliff in the US and abroad

13 November 2012

Sky News Showdown

Barack Obama may have swept to re-election but his second term risks being derailed by the so-called 'fiscal cliff' rapidly approaching the US at the end of this year. Lecturer David Smith joins an expert panel to thrash out the consequences of Obama's re-election for America and the world. Watch Online

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US will ensure China follows the "road rules"

13 November 2012

Sydney Morning Herald

Economic codependence between the US and China ensures that the two countries will never go to war, says dean of the Business School and US Studies Centre professor of politics Geoffrey Garrett. The US is more interested in shaping China's rise than stopping it. Read article

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Obama heads back to work

9 November 2012

Sky Business On The Record

President Obama has had little time to bask the glory of his victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney this week with looming budget negotiations threatening to derail his second term even before his inauguration in January. Senior lecturer Harry Melkonian discusses the expectations on the returning leader. Watch Online

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And now for the fiscal cliff

9 November 2012

The Australian

With the election over, all eyes turn now to resolving the "fiscal cliff" over which the US is readying to plunge. Lecturer Adam Lockyer says, if anything, Obama's re-election made it more likely  America will undertake massive, potentionally recessionary, budget cuts — if only temporarily. Read article

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Obama rules divided house

7 November 2012

Sky Business The Perrett Report

Obama may have cruised to a fairly comfortable victory in the end, but still rules a house divided, with the two houses of Congress controlled by different parties. Professor of legal policy David Weisbrot discusses the implications for the next four years and the impending 'fiscal cliff'. Watch Online

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US economy what matters most to Australia

7 November 2012

AAP

Barack Obama's re-election as US president is good news for Australia but America's economic recovery is even more important. Doug Conway spoke to Centre academics Michael Oondatje, Bates Gill, Adam Lockyer and David Weisbrot about the effects of the election on the alliance. Read more

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Eyes move to fiscal cliff after Obama win

7 November 2012

Sky Business

Even as Barack Obama seals his victory in the key swing states, the market is already looking ahead to the looming fiscal cliff and how the re-elected President might deal with the potentially devastating cuts. Lecturer Adam Lockyer gives his analysis on what's to come. Watch Online

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Lemming race on tax

7 November 2012

The Canberra Times

It hasn't been mentioned much in this election, but one of the most pressing issues faving the American economy is the fiscal cliff, says lecturer in US politics and foreign policy Adam Lockyer. How it's resolved will depend on the result of today's election. Read article

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What lies beyond election day?

5 November 2012

ABC TV The Business

Whoever wins the election, America has some stark economic choices to make, starting with how to manage to so called 'fiscal cliff' of budget cuts and tax increases due in 2013. Dean of the University of Sydney Business School and Professor of Politics at the Centre Geoffrey Garrett discuss the prospects for the US economy after election day. Watch Online

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American innovation, inspiration will triumph

29 October 2012

Australian Financial Review

With fears that the American dream is disintegrating and wrenching negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff" set to take place soon after the presidential election is over, the American economic situation looks glum. Dean at the Business School and US Studies Centre professor Geoffrey Garrett argues that the US still has the ingredients necessary for success.  Read article

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US approaches the 'fiscal cliff'

25 October 2012

China Radio International

The so-called 'fiscal cliff', the automatic spending cuts and tax increases to take place unless a new deal on budget reduction is reached before 2013, will be agenda item number one for the new president. Lecturer Adam Lockyer joins a panel of experts to discuss the impending issue and it's potential effects. Listen Online

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It's not about "cranks," it's about tax rises and high spending

2 October 2012

The Age

Australian treasurer Wayne Swan recently declared the biggest threat to the US economy to be "the cranks and crazies that have taken over a part of the Republican Party." Research associate Tom Switzer says the Treasurer's foray into American politics proves one thing — he doesn't understand the US economic debate. Read article

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Australian minister warns of Republican 'crazies'

21 September 2012

Associated Press

Australia's deputy prime minister Wayne Swan warned Friday that the greatest threat to the U.S. economy are the "cranks and crazies" in the Republican Party. Lecturer Adam Lockyer says Swan's speech was "a clumsy political move" that left him open to attack from his political enemies. Read more

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Is the US set to jump off a fiscal cliff?

19 September 2012

The Conversation

Election day is the big event on the political calender, but associate professor Brendon O'Connor and research assistant Lindsay Gumley say January 2, 2013, is more significant in policy terms. That's the day the US is set to fall off "the fiscal cliff" — unless the president can work with Congress to come up with a solution. Read article

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