Talk:Australian government debt

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Article title[edit]

This article's title seems incorrect - the article at present is about only the Australian Commonwealth Government's debt. Is there an intention to expand it to include the debts of the state governments, businesses and individuals? Nick-D (talk) 12:02, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

In the absence of spelling and grammatical mistakes, how a title can be 'incorrect'? While this article desperately needs more information, especially about State debt, I can see no reason for including (non-government) private debt.
It sounds like you're unhappy with the Australian government's virtually debt-free status for political reasons. Indeed, it seems that you want to reframe the subject so that it reaches the conclusion that there is a debt 'crisis' of some sort. If my speculation is right, then you have mistaken Wikipedia for a propaganda vehicle! Naturally, if I am mistaken, you shall have my apology.
StandardPerson (talk) 03:26, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Removed things from unverifiable sources[edit]

Removed "In January 2011, Government Debt with Australian Financial Institutions was in excess of A$75 billion <>". The problem is that website lists that data but nothing else. It's impossible to know if the website is reputable and accurate. It would be better to source information about Commonwealth debt from official government sources or reputable economic sources. Bogadin (talk) 19:44, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Debt history[edit]

Hi, I think it would very illuminating to include a historical chart in this article. AadaamS (talk) 14:35, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Insufficient article[edit]

I [personally think, this article is highly insufficient for any purpose. I'd even go so far to say it is utter garbage. However, to give somebody an opening to improve it I have added a link to * Katrina Di Marco, Mitchell Pirie and Wilson Au-Yeung: A history of public debt in Australia, Treasury, Commonwealth of Australia. (ca. 2011). Cheers, (talk) 09:00, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Net debt, what is debt[edit]

Some info on the mechansims of the debt would be interesting.

Also, what is the debt net of the Reserve Bank lendings? When the government issues bonds, that takes money out of the economy, so the Bank issues more credit (reduces interest rates). So the government ends up indirectly borrowing from itself, and paying itself interest. It is that bigger picture that needs exploration by someone more knowledgeable than myself. Tuntable (talk) 00:34, 25 September 2017 (UTC)