Scott Morrison's reform agenda is a reheat of neoliberal cliches that he doesn't even have the courage to push for himself.
'As a West Australian I’d like to remind Queensland, and the nation at large, that the mining industry is better at digging holes than it is at fulfilling promises.'
Wealthy retirees are evidently feeling empowered to demand that the economic interests of the rest of Australia be further put aside to serve them.
Humans didn’t invent the price system on purpose; we are the beneficiaries of a happy accident.
Once the leader of economic policy in Australia, a politicised Treasury is now marginal to debate and has a growing track record of failure.
With Frydenberg "absolutely committed to the surplus", all signs are pointing towards labour market reform. This would be a huge mistake.
What happens when people realise they can't trust new apartment construction? An industry already in trouble could hit the wall, and pull the economy down with it.
The Reserve Bank knows that wages aren't growing, but doesn't know why, and doesn't know what level of unemployment is needed to get them growing.
Despite the fallout of the banking royal commission, the big banks have led the way in lifting the stock market in 2018-19.
The Productivity Commission warns Australia is continuing its drift into lazy protectionism when it should be standing up for free and rules-based international trade.