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Are the all-important 'three Ps' still on track in an ageing Australia?

Are the all-important 'three Ps' still on track in an ageing Australia?

The mantra of successive Treasurers on our ageing workforce has been population, participation and productivity. But what if we were too successful in addressing them?

Frydenberg's economic strategy: you're on your own

Frydenberg's economic strategy: you're on your own

The government apparently has no economic agenda beyond cheering on the housing market and passing the buck to the states.

Storm clouds ahead for legacy media as ad revenues tumble

Storm clouds ahead for legacy media as ad revenues tumble

Recent results from Australia's major legacy media companies show that the future won't be pretty unless ad revenues can be turned around.

Morrison's stagnation is harming 'quiet Australians'

Morrison's stagnation is harming 'quiet Australians'

Despite the government's claims that wages growth is picking up, it fell in the December quarter. Scott Morrison's 'quiet Australians' face years of minimal pay increases.

Roosevelt in the streets, Trump in the sheets? Frydenberg lauds multilateralism

Roosevelt in the streets, Trump in the sheets? Frydenberg lauds multilateralism

While Scott Morrison attacks "unaccountable internationalist bureaucracies", Josh Frydenberg lauds international institutions. Is Australia multilateralist or not?

Reserve Bank spots a lift in the economy — in the 2020s

Reserve Bank spots a lift in the economy — in the 2020s

The Reserve Bank has revised its economic forecasts down and now says there'll be no noticeable growth until Christmas 2021.

Why Australian workers can't win

Why Australian workers can't win

No matter what Australian workers do, business demands an ever more comprehensive victory over them.

Another damaging drought package passes with no scrutiny

Another damaging drought package passes with no scrutiny

The profound flaws of giving handouts to drought-stricken farmers are well known. But little scrutiny is applied to the government's drought packages.

Reserve Bank prepares the ground for deeper, longer stagnation

Reserve Bank prepares the ground for deeper, longer stagnation

The Reserve Bank is cutting its economic growth forecasts... but it still insists the economy is fine.

Morrison's tax refunds vanish without trace as stagnation persists

Morrison's tax refunds vanish without trace as stagnation persists

The Morrison government has achieved the rare feat of a tax cut that leads to lower consumer activity, with its stimulus refund vanishing without trace.