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ECONOMY | 5 UNLOCK?

Housing boom delivers a potential headache for the government

The government faces a growing problem around the booming property markets of Sydney and Melbourne while the Reserve Bank can see danger to the wider economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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PADDY MANNING | ECONOMY | 1 UNLOCK?

Fox guarding the hen house? State government revenues raise regulatory questions

State governments shouldn’t be in charge of regulating the industries whose duties and taxes prop up their budget.

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ECONOMY | 5 UNLOCK?

Can states wean themselves off gambling, mining and property revenue?

Crikey can exclusively reveal the proportion of state and territory government revenues that come from property, mining and gambling. Can they be relied on to properly regulate these industries?

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 10 UNLOCK?

Ken Henry urges a new, more compelling economic narrative

Australia needs to reframe its approach to economic policy, former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry urges, in one of the most insightful economic policy speeches of recent years.

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ECONOMY | 1 UNLOCK?

Volatile jobs numbers break records, maybe not for the right reasons

A big fall in unemployment has more than reversed recent gains, but there are question marks over the figures.

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ECONOMY | 10 UNLOCK?

Keane is wrong: we should build subs in Australia

Japan has never exported submarines, and buying off-the-shelf subs could hurt our sovereign capability, writes Professor Goran Roos, chair of Advanced Manufacturing Council.

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ECONOMY | 5 UNLOCK?

What crisis? How the ‘purveyors of crisis porn’ pervert our economy

There’s no economic crisis, despite what the doomsters insist. Instead, we have a series of eminently soluble problems, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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DAVID LLEWELLYN-SMITH | ECONOMY | 5

Iron ore prices are down, down — and it’s going to get a lot worse

The Chinese building boom was unprecedented in scope and swiftness. The bad news? The bust will be of the same magnitude.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 4

Fair Work outperforms WorkChoices, leaves Treasurer strangely silent

The national accounts show labour productivity has surged. The numbers, however, have received very different interpretations, and there’s been a strange silence on productivity, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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ECONOMY | 1

Weaker growth in June quarter rounds off a middling economic year

The economy slowed back to 2013 growth levels in the June quarter, today’s national accounts show, but labour productivity continues to perform strongly.

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ECONOMY | 18

The strange silence of the business community on the gutting of the RET

The business community is oddly silent as the government goes about killing investment and jobs as part of its ideological hatred of renewable energy.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 17

Budget sales bungle was built in from the start

Fairness, infrastructure, or emergency management? The problems with the government’s explanation of its budget were consolidated even before budget night.

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DAVID LLEWELLYN-SMITH | ECONOMY | 7

Why Australia’s business boffins need to stop worshipping the confidence fairy

If Australia’s esteemed economics experts are looking for a confidence problem, they shouldn’t blame risk-averse businesses. The answer is much closer to home …

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 3

RBA does the vision thing better than politicians or business

The Reserve Bank’s most senior officials yesterday made a more coherent case for the Australian economy than any we’ve heard from politicians recently.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY |

Essential: voters souring on the economy, prefer local surrogacy

Voters aren’t happy with the overall direction of the economy, and don’t buy the government’s claim that the budget will be good for jobs.

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GILES PARKINSON | ECONOMY |

With friends like these, the RET never stood a chance

Those charged with “reviewing” the Renewable Energy Target were actually told to look at killing it.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY |

Woe is Joe: or, how the budget narrative was lost

Joe Hockey’s woes this week reflect how the government’s budget narrative barely survived budget night.

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In ‘high-wage, high-cost’ Australia, workers are going backwards

Australians’ real wages are falling — which is bad news for domestic demand but great news for business when coupled with productivity growth.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY |

Another attack on the low-paid the last thing the Coalition needs

The call for the removal of penalty rates is the wrong fight at the wrong time for the government, which is why it was shut down quick smart yesterday.

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GLENN DYER | ECONOMY |

ABS cuts could undermine jobs data accuracy

Budget cuts mean there’s a question mark over how accurate the new set of jobs data really is, Glenn Dyer writes.

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Stop whining and focus on fairness: a letter to Joe Hockey

If Joe Hockey wants to make his life a little easier, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer can offer some tips.

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GLENN DYER | ECONOMY |

Relax, the unemployment figures are not so bad

Oh no, Australia’s unemployment is at a 12-year high! But if you look more deeply into the figures, you’ll find things aren’t so dire after all …

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Evidence suggests an economy tracking below trend

Data this week shows the economy has slowed in the June quarter, maybe significantly, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Australia must focus — or become an economic also-ran

The government must embrace globalisation and digitalisation, and demonstrate focus and courage, to address a sharp decline in competitiveness, writes The Mandarin publisher Tom Burton.

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Standard and Poor’s invents a poor debt standard. Let’s call their bluff!

Standard & Poor’s arbitrary warning about debt provides a great opportunity for Australia if we want to do something about the stubbornly high dollar, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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