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Unemployment up, but Reserve Bank might still be reluctant to act

Unemployment up, but Reserve Bank might still be reluctant to act

Unemployment has officially risen, meaning the Reserve Bank should cut interest rates. But the jobs market is actually still performing well.

The falling Aussie dollar protects us from Trump's economic idiocy

The falling Aussie dollar protects us from Trump's economic idiocy

It’s a great time to have a lower dollar. But we wouldn't want it to stay too low for too long.

Wages are going nowhere. And the entire governing class is to blame.

Wages are going nowhere. And the entire governing class is to blame.

Wages growth has ground to a halt in Australia, reflecting the wilful refusal of key players to take wage stagnation seriously.

Government's wage stagnation policy inflicts another quarter of misery

Government's wage stagnation policy inflicts another quarter of misery

Wage Price Index data for the March quarter show wages going nowhere except in health and education — a reflection of the government's policy of wage stagnation.

ScoMoBank joins the long list of housing policy failures

ScoMoBank joins the long list of housing policy failures

The government's last-minute mortgage insurance scheme is yet another counterproductive housing policy set up to fail.

Floundering Liberals embrace interventionism as the walls close in

Floundering Liberals embrace interventionism as the walls close in

A desperate Scott Morrison has ignored his own advice of a week ago and launched an interventionist housing subsidy policy that will push house prices up — if it works at all.

Reserve Bank confirms weak economy propped up by government spending

Reserve Bank confirms weak economy propped up by government spending

The Reserve Bank has significantly lowered its forecasts for economic growth — and wage stagnation is to blame.

The future of Ita's ABC is now at stake this election

The future of Ita's ABC is now at stake this election

If the Morrison government is returned, Ita Buttrose will have to stand and fight for the ABC.

What’s the future of Myer and David Jones?

What’s the future of Myer and David Jones?

The question is: will either of our big department stores succumb to woeful conditions? And if so, who goes first?

Labor's boring but sensible fiscal policy will avert future crisis

Labor's boring but sensible fiscal policy will avert future crisis

Despite the government's focus on tax, Labor's fiscal policy is the more boringly conservative and risk-averse approach of the major parties, and is all the better for it.