Opinion

Michelle Grattan | Jim Chalmers wants national economic conversation but government has bigger problems

Michelle Grattan
Updated February 3 2023 - 3:36pm, first published 9:00am

Jim Chalmers likes to say we need national "conversations" about the economic issues facing the country. Now, just as the new parliamentary year is set to begin on Monday, Chalmers has bought himself a doozy of a conversation, with his essay advocating we embrace "values-based capitalism".

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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.