A new global wealth report has confirmed that Australian money is once again going to the wealthy, as our world ranking and GDP per adult continue to tumble.
So far under Scott Morrison, the Coalition's image as a no-girls-allowed, boys-rule cubby house has not improved. Could the new prime minister's religion have anything to do with this?
This disastrous annual result is a blow to the retailers’ peak bodies, the mainstream media and the Turnbull government.
It's not looking good for the Australian retail sector as numbers slip back towards GFC levels of growth.
Media outlets from across the world covered Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson's landmark conviction for concealing child sexual abuse.
The Treasurer's press releases are packed with incorrect assertions about Australia's economic dominance, falsehoods about tax relief and deflections from the government's financial incompetence -- and that's just in the last month.
Last week, Treasurer Scott Morrison preached, with the fervour of a televangelist, Australia's modest 3.1% economic growth. And the mainstream media lapped it up.
Could this be Scott Morrison's last chance to get the budget right? Here are some pointers on how he can achieve a strong surplus and begin rebuilding the nation’s crumbling wealth.