Bernard KeaneMay 26, 201710 Comments
An economic slowdown will be the result of the business community's relentless campaign against wages growth.
Bernard KeaneMay 25, 201710 Comments
Contradicting earlier reports, the government now says the proposed inland rail line will make back all of the whopping $8.4 billion that will be spent on a line through inland NSW.
Bernard KeaneMay 24, 201710 Comments
There's no evidence we're getting infrastructure spending or decision-making right at the Commonwealth level.
Bernard KeaneMay 24, 20171 Comment
The fall in the level of women in Australia's tech sector continues, while manufacturing had one of its best years of recent times, employment data shows.
May 22, 20176 Comments
If you're a foreign company targeted under Australia's protectionist anti-dumping laws, be prepared to settle in and wait. The bureaucracy responsible for protectionism likes to take it time, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.
Bernard KeaneMay 19, 20178 Comments
The government is looking for a sound policy basis for its regional development policy. It might not have much luck with the Productivity Commission.
May 18, 20175 Comments
With weak wages growth, a lack of non-mining investment and high household debt, the Reserve Bank will be reluctantly considering an interest rate cut, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Bernard KeaneMay 18, 201730 Comments
Where have all the advocates of wage cuts gone? Australian workers are too highly paid, business insisted for decades. Now wages are falling, and there's silence.
May 17, 201714 Comments
With the Reserve Bank expressing concern about employment, don't expect Australia's stagnant wages to improve any time soon. And that's a political problem for the government, as well as an economic and fiscal one, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.