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.
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.
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.
With every quarter of wage stagnation, households are changing their behaviour to reflect the fact that incomes simply aren't growing any more.
The cost is absolutely immense. But the final figures will depend on how quickly we rebuild.
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.
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 RBA — like the rest of Australia — is trapped by the government's policies of stagnation and surplus-addiction.
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.
If catastrophic bushfires and viral scares weren't enough, even bigger things may be keeping visitors from Australian shores.