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Housing numbers confirm Australia's economy floundering

Housing numbers confirm Australia's economy floundering

Alan AustinAug 11, 20173 Comments

New figures from the ABS confirm a worrying trend of decreased housing construction, further entrenching Australia's own private recession.

Hard data confirms inequality is growing, with corporate Australia the clear winner

Hard data confirms inequality is growing, with corporate Australia the clear winner

Alan AustinAug 3, 201720 Comments

Much of the increased income and wealth accruing to rich corporations and individuals is taken from poor and middle-class Australians.

Michaelia Cash says Australia's employment figures are just peachy. They are not.

Michaelia Cash says Australia's employment figures are just peachy. They are not.

Alan AustinJul 28, 201716 Comments

Michaelia Cash has pointed to positive jobs numbers as evidence the economy is just fine. But there's a lot she's not telling you.

How mainstream media still butcher the facts on Gillard's live cattle ban

How mainstream media still butcher the facts on Gillard's live cattle ban

Alan AustinJul 24, 201721 Comments

Newspapers have reported that graziers have felt the impacts of the “catastrophic” ban as long as five years later. Well that's just bullshit (if you'll pardon the apt pun).

Yet another area of the economy the Abbott-Turnbull governments have mangled

Yet another area of the economy the Abbott-Turnbull governments have mangled

Alan AustinJul 20, 201712 Comments

Pretty much the only area of the economy that has improved under Malcolm Turnbull (and, earlier, Tony Abbott) is company profits -- but even then, only for a select few companies. And those working in construction haven't been so lucky.

Hockey v Morrison: who was the worse treasurer?

Hockey v Morrison: who was the worse treasurer?

Alan AustinJul 18, 201711 Comments

Staggering as it seems, Australia has had a worse treasurer than Joe Hockey. His name is Scott Morrison.

Australia is objectively less agile and innovative under the Turnbull government

Australia is objectively less agile and innovative under the Turnbull government

Alan AustinJun 23, 20176 Comments

Unfortunately for the embattled PM, Australia now ranks a dismal 23rd in the world, down from 19th the year before, in terms of global innovation.

Australia's gross debt has crashed through $500b. Which is the party of good financial management again?

Australia's gross debt has crashed through $500b. Which is the party of good financial management again?

Alan AustinJun 16, 201725 Comments

Remember when the Coalition said it would solve Australia's debt and deficit problem? Tell that to the $500 billion debt, which is getting worse by the minute.