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Governments may be the chief reason why 'rate cut looms'

Governments may be the chief reason why 'rate cut looms'

CrikeyJul 29, 20162 Comments

Australia may soon face a monetary policy challenge other countries are dealing with of very low interest rates -- the product of an economy where pricing pressure is coming from governments, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Coal fan Frydenberg's figleaf fluttering in the wind

Coal fan Frydenberg's figleaf fluttering in the wind

Bernard KeaneJul 28, 201614 Comments

Environment and Energy minister Josh Frydenberg is claiming to be a convert to the cause of renewables but the grim truth is that this government has no interest in meaningful climate action.

CPI: odds on a rate cut strengthen off tepid inflation

CPI: odds on a rate cut strengthen off tepid inflation

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneJul 27, 20161 Comment

A low Consumer Price Index result suggests the Reserve Bank might cut interest rates again but it will be looking at underlying measures, not the headline rate, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Productivity Commission warns we're spiralling into protectionism

Productivity Commission warns we're spiralling into protectionism

Bernard KeaneJul 26, 20168 Comments

The Productivity Commission has again attacked creeping protectionism within government, this time focusing on the decision to locally build the next generation of naval submarines.

Morrison doubles down on dumbness in the face of populist attack

Morrison doubles down on dumbness in the face of populist attack

Bernard KeaneJul 25, 201611 Comments

If Scott Morrison understands the challenge posed by the resurgence of economic protectionism in Australia, he shows no sign of it.

The Nationals' nonsense on agriculture exposed

The Nationals' nonsense on agriculture exposed

Bernard KeaneJul 21, 20164 Comments

The Productivity Commission has slammed a range of Nationals-imposed restrictions on agriculture in a new draft report.

Keane: we lack the communicators to effectively fight populists

Keane: we lack the communicators to effectively fight populists

Bernard KeaneJul 20, 201612 Comments

Once Australia had politicians who could effectively argue the benefits of economic reform. Now our leaders lack the smarts.

Keane: Turnbull's reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Keane: Turnbull's reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Bernard KeaneJul 19, 201615 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle illustrates that the only economic agenda this government has is propping up local manufacturing.

Why you think the sharemarket is about to crash, even if it isn't

Why you think the sharemarket is about to crash, even if it isn't

Jason MurphyJul 19, 20163 Comments

Should you worry that the Australian economy is about to come crashing down? Well, yes ... and no.

Bad luck o' the Irish: low-tax paradise soon turns into dystopia

Bad luck o' the Irish: low-tax paradise soon turns into dystopia

Glenn DyerJul 14, 2016

Attention: Malcolm Turnbull. Company tax cuts do not grow the economy. They create artificial growth and lead to recessions.

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