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Wage growth is going from bad to worse

Wage growth is going from bad to worse

The Reserve Bank has again downgraded its wage growth forecasts. And that's before we find out if increasing compulsory super really does reduce wages growth.

How can you possibly think deregulation is a good idea right now?

How can you possibly think deregulation is a good idea right now?

Business continues to insist all would be well if they had less regulation to contend with — all while workers and consumers pay the price.

The governor is trapped. There are ways to save him

The governor is trapped. There are ways to save him

The RBA — like the rest of Australia — is trapped by the government's policies of stagnation and surplus-addiction.

Reserve Bank peers through the smoke haze to see nothing but blue sky

Reserve Bank peers through the smoke haze to see nothing but blue sky

After a reality check on the economy in the second half of 2019, the Reserve Bank has begun 2020 with the same optimism that proved unfounded 12 months ago.

Is Australia's climate denialism a turnoff for tourists? We asked an expert

Is Australia's climate denialism a turnoff for tourists? We asked an expert

If catastrophic bushfires and viral scares weren't enough, even bigger things may be keeping visitors from Australian shores.

Is the economy stirring? Sorry, no. Things could get even worse

Is the economy stirring? Sorry, no. Things could get even worse

Despite a jump in headline CPI, inflation remains weak and significant parts of the economy are struggling. But the Reserve Bank might decide to wait a little longer before cutting rates again.

Want to decarbonise faster? We need to become more productive

Want to decarbonise faster? We need to become more productive

If we don't do it right, we risk walking into ruin.

Tony Abbott enters the nation's bedrooms once again

Tony Abbott enters the nation's bedrooms once again

Tony Abbott wants middle-class women to have more kids. Crikey breaks down the numbers and the former PM's record on women's issues.

You want to decarbonise the economy, but are you prepared to pay for it?

You want to decarbonise the economy, but are you prepared to pay for it?

One of the biggest risks to decarbonisation is economic. How do we create public acceptance of the cost?

Economy moves into uncharted territory as markets surge, fires hit

Economy moves into uncharted territory as markets surge, fires hit

2020 was always predicted to be a risky year for Australia's economy — and that was before the bushfires hit.