Remember when the Rudd government changed the Medicare surcharge Levy and the usual special interest pleaders, partisan interests and vending machine hacks all foretold of a massive collapse in private health insurance numbers?

Remember recently when the data demonstrated that their crystal ball gazing was complete rubbish?

Similarly, remember the hoo har about alcopops tax from – again – from the usual special interest pleaders, partisan interests and the same  vending machine hacks all foretold how the tax wouldn’t reduce young people’s alcohol consumption, how it was a waste of time and could actually increase binge drinking among young people?

Now the data is in and the Nostradoofuses have again found to be full of it.

Also worth noting is how Access(able) Economics seems to regularly pop up with these things.

So I’m wondering folks, can anyone remember any other predictions made since the Rudd government’s election about the way public policy will impact the country which have turned out to be pure piffle?

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