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Australia’s net worth in the doldrums despite global boom

October 17, 2017 7 Comments

Australia’s net worth tumbled in the two years Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey were PM and treasurer -- by a staggering $114.6 billion. It has collapsed by a further $76.2 billion since Turnbull took over.

Our leave entitlements have dropped to lowest point in years

October 12, 2017 13 Comments

Australian workers are suffering from declining entitlements, despite record corporate profits and high commodity prices.

The US economy, like so much else in America, is doing poorly under Trump

October 4, 2017 3 Comments

Trump's economic shortbus trundles along, but just barely.

The economy continues to tank under Moz, but don’t worry, it’s only hurting workers and the needy

September 29, 2017 8 Comments

Corporations are getting away with ever more tax evasion while assistance to the needy, children and those on welfare continues to fall. Hats off to Scott Morrison and Joe Hockey.

Workers’ share of the pudding at an all-time low

September 22, 2017 10 Comments

What is transpiring now is quite bizarre: a sudden and apparently sustained collapse in workers’ share of wealth.

Think Scott Morrison is a good treasurer? Here are 40 reasons you are wrong

September 13, 2017 23 Comments

Suddenly everyone seems to have forgot to hate Scott Morrison, with his polling numbers surprisingly good. Here are 40 reasons his treasurership has been a shambles.

Shocking facts about construction worker deaths under Abbott-Turnbull govts

September 11, 2017 6 Comments

Are anti-red tape measures killing Australia's construction workers?

Company profits boom while regular Aussies suffer record-low wage growth

September 6, 2017 12 Comments

Clearly the rich are getting richer while workers and welfare beneficiaries are falling behind.

Australia’s construction sector is not just in decline. It’s the worst it has ever been.

September 1, 2017 3 Comments

Australia's construction industry has declined for three years in a row. This has never, ever happened before.

Remember ‘Jobs and Growth’? Neither does our workforce

August 31, 2017 19 Comments

With the rest of the developed world experiencing an economic boom, Alan Austin breaks down Australia's employment figures to show that Australia is actually worse off than it was four years ago.