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Stronger economic growth should have government overjoyed

Stronger economic growth should have government overjoyed

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneMar 1, 2017

A strong GDP result and low wages growth should have Australian business overjoyed, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Botched govt employment scheme impoverishes 30,000 indigenous Australians

Botched govt employment scheme impoverishes 30,000 indigenous Australians

Jon Altman and Lisa FowkesMar 1, 20173 Comments

And nobody in the Turnbull government really seems to care, write research professor Jon Altman research scholar Lisa Fowkes.

Why Scott Morrison is the world's most blessed treasurer

Why Scott Morrison is the world's most blessed treasurer

Alan AustinMar 1, 201715 Comments

Scott Morrison has made an absolute hash of the Australian economy. But luckily for him, the media does not seem interested in taking him to task for it, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

How Joe Aston and shoddy Fairfax subbing caused the Seven-Amber explosion

How Joe Aston and shoddy Fairfax subbing caused the Seven-Amber explosion

Stephen MayneFeb 28, 20172 Comments

How did the Amber Harrison v Seven West case get to this point? A sub-editor's error has played a huge role.

Who will embrace the reeking polecat of penalty rate cuts?

Who will embrace the reeking polecat of penalty rate cuts?

Bernard KeaneFeb 28, 20177 Comments

Many Coalition MPs used to enthusiastically support penalty rate cuts. Now, somehow, they're the work of Bill Shorten.

Bellamy's and Blackmores learn the hard way: if you chase the Chinese dragon, you might get burnt

Bellamy's and Blackmores learn the hard way: if you chase the Chinese dragon, you might get burnt

Michael SainsburyFeb 27, 20173 Comments

Yes, there are huge business opportunities in China. But there is also the very real possibility of losing a lot of money.

Nuance won't cut it on penalty rates onslaught

Nuance won't cut it on penalty rates onslaught

Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 201719 Comments

The Fair Work Commission's attack on penalty rates will only reinforce Labor's narrative of a government hell-bent on attacking low-income earners.

Good riddance to Ahmed Fahour

Good riddance to Ahmed Fahour

Adam SchwabFeb 24, 201712 Comments

Though Fahour certainly went down boasting.

Rundle: not even penalty rates cut will drive voters back into Labor's arms

Rundle: not even penalty rates cut will drive voters back into Labor's arms

Guy RundleFeb 24, 201737 Comments

The Fair Work Commission's decision to cut penalty rates seems like a win for Labor, but the ALP is so far out of touch it might be impossible to ever come back.

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerFeb 23, 201714 Comments

Attacking penalty rates will mean yet further downward pressure on wages at a time when even the government and the Reserve Bank are growing worried about lack of wage growth, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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