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Cormann holds the line on spending, but wage stagnation to continue

Cormann holds the line on spending, but wage stagnation to continue

This year's budget update sees extra revenue taking us back to surplus quicker, but workers are still stuck with wages that won't budge.

It's not housing prices that the financial regulators are concerned about

It's not housing prices that the financial regulators are concerned about

Financial regulators are more concerned about tightening credit than about the housing market.

Why the arrest of Huawei’s CFO has the world on edge

Why the arrest of Huawei’s CFO has the world on edge

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou may restart the US-China trade war, but it will just be a headwind of the looming global financial crash.

Out-of-touch politicians and journalists obsessed with parliamentary trivia

Out-of-touch politicians and journalists obsessed with parliamentary trivia

Politicians and the media are both focused on ephemeral issues at the expense of what voters are really concerned about — an economy that is no longer delivering for them.

'Rate cut looms'? The RBA starts to shift ground on interest rates.

'Rate cut looms'? The RBA starts to shift ground on interest rates.

The Reserve Bank has flagged it is already thinking about cutting, rather than raising, interest rates — a key observation in the wake of a significant reappraisal of our current economic performance.

Wage stagnation is pulling GDP down (and may pull interest rates down too)

Wage stagnation is pulling GDP down (and may pull interest rates down too)

Lack of wages growth is weighing on the economy, which is performing worse than expected, so much so an interest rate cut may be coming.

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

What makes a protectionist? Willingness to waste money, or true faith in the power of trade barriers?

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

Five minutes ago, Nine and News Corp were bemoaning the unaffordability of housing for young people. Now? Not so much...

Not a company tax cut in sight, but investment is set to surge

Not a company tax cut in sight, but investment is set to surge

Despite the lack of a big business tax cut, investment in Australia is on the rise — so much so that mining companies are now warning that workers might actually get real wages rises.

The wage issue that's at epidemic levels across the economy

The wage issue that's at epidemic levels across the economy

The government refuses to ever mention it, but wage theft is at massive levels and directly undermines wages growth and demand.