Jan 16, 20176 Comments
Globalisation has been only one of the developments that has led to widening inequality and social exclusion, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.
Bernard KeaneJan 16, 201712 Comments
The 457 visa system is rorted and plagued with scandals but it also benefits an economy undergoing significant change.
Jan 13, 20179 Comments
It would be hasty to attribute the Brexit and Trump votes to a “swing to the right”, or to an ill-informed electorate. The most compelling explanations are in terms of protest votes, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.
Jan 12, 20173 Comments
Sydney's obsession with building apartments might be enough to keep the construction stimulus to the economy going for a while yet, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Jan 10, 20178 Comments
With some slippery words and some clever sleight-of-hand, The Australian almost makes it look like coal is good for humanity, writes economist John Quiggin
Jan 9, 201723 Comments
Why is Australia's economy in such a bad way? Could be because the richest companies are not paying their fair share of tax, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.
Jason MurphyDec 21, 20167 Comments
Improving welfare compliance is a policy we can all support -- in principle.
Bernard KeaneDec 20, 20168 Comments
After years of deficit spending and record low interest rates, the Coalition still can't get the economy out of second gear.
Dec 20, 20168 Comments
This government's principal specific failure is allowing corporations and high-income earners to decide how much tax to pay, if any, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.
Dec 20, 20169 Comments
Time for Team Turnbull to make a few substitutions, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.