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Morrison dodges responsibility as coronavirus hits a weak economy

Morrison dodges responsibility as coronavirus hits a weak economy

The government wants you to know that coronavirus will harm the economy and the budget — they're just not prepared to do anything about it.

Want to stop wage theft? Simplify the system

Want to stop wage theft? Simplify the system

The reality of the Australian system is that it is almost impossible to be completely compliant no matter how good your resources and your system, argues the CEO of the Council of Small Business of Australia.

Speaking the truth about power: the Coalition is hurting reliability, affordability and competition

Speaking the truth about power: the Coalition is hurting reliability, affordability and competition

While Australia faces an investment drought, the government is deterring billions in renewable energy investment because of its climate denialism. The result is more expensive and less reliable power.

Each quarter of low wages is a nail in the coffin of growth

Each quarter of low wages is a nail in the coffin of growth

With every quarter of wage stagnation, households are changing their behaviour to reflect the fact that incomes simply aren't growing any more.

Australia's bushfire losses are worse than first thought

Australia's bushfire losses are worse than first thought

The cost is absolutely immense. But the final figures will depend on how quickly we rebuild.

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.