Australian companies are winning the war on your pay

Australian companies are winning the war on your pay

and February 22, 2018 4

East coast workers' real wages have gone backwards or stood still under Malcolm Turnbull. Only the generous Victorian government is propping up wages growth.

Searching for smart tax implementation? Look a little closer to home

Searching for smart tax implementation? Look a little closer to home

February 22, 2018

The government of Singapore has revealed a new plan to boost GST and implement a carbon tax to offset predicted budget strain — foresight the Turnbull government could use.

Health pay the only bright spot as private sector wages flatline

Health pay the only bright spot as private sector wages flatline

and February 21, 2018

RBA governor Philip Lowe still insists growth will appear but it will take a long time.

Ed-onomics: could popstars like Ed Sheeran bankrupt Australia?

Ed-onomics: could popstars like Ed Sheeran bankrupt Australia?

February 20, 2018 13

The upcoming Australian tour is set to move so much money that it has more in common with a significant import than a pop act.

There are far better things you could spend the $64 billion tax handout on

There are far better things you could spend the $64 billion tax handout on

February 15, 2018 8

Even accepting the government's claims about its company tax cuts at face value, there's no evidence it's the best way to improve economic growth, or even business investment.

The government is letting us down on inflation

The government is letting us down on inflation

and February 14, 2018 4

The highest inflation facing Australian families comes from industries where governments, at least notionally, control prices.

Turnbull tells Indigenous people: entrepreneur your way over that gap!

Turnbull tells Indigenous people: entrepreneur your way over that gap!

February 13, 2018 5

If only grants to Indigenous businesses were a Closing The Gap indicator, things would be looking up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

February 12, 2018 8

Wayne Swan faced a more dramatic set of economic challenges than any treasurer since World War II. His handling of them meant hundreds of thousands of Australians kept their jobs.

Rio Tinto’s boom result tells us what they’ll do with tax cuts

Rio Tinto’s boom result tells us what they’ll do with tax cuts

and February 8, 2018 2

Rio Tinto has demonstrated what companies will do with a windfall from company tax handouts: return them to shareholders.

How regulators lost their way on banking competition

How regulators lost their way on banking competition

and February 7, 2018 6

New work from the Productivity Commission confirms our regulatory model for banking leads to inefficiency and big bank dominance.