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You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You may not like the idea of a congestion price for motorists, but you're already paying one in the form of time spent stuck in traffic.

The amnesiacs' interest rate inquiry

The amnesiacs' interest rate inquiry

People in Canberra have short memories, but do we really need another inquiry into why the banks don't pass on interest rate cuts?

JACKPOT! Is there a 'good' time to buy a lottery ticket?

JACKPOT! Is there a 'good' time to buy a lottery ticket?

Is there any point in playing the lottery? Crikey crunches the numbers behind the weekly Powerball draw.

A stagnant government has created a stagnant Australia

A stagnant government has created a stagnant Australia

Stagnation has become the defining characteristic of the nation under a government determined to maintain the status quo — to lock Australia firmly in place, incapable of progressing.

NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

What is wrong in NSW? Consumers in our biggest state are refusing to open their wallets, with retail sales still below the levels of early this year.

How the treasurer could save Christmas

How the treasurer could save Christmas

'Australia’s Christmas bonus' has a nice ring to it. Will Josh Frydenberg save Christmas with a fiscal miracle?

Mining isn't the only option for jobs in regional Australia

Mining isn't the only option for jobs in regional Australia

Strategic investments in medical manufacturing, renewable technology and infrastructure projects could go a long way towards providing stable jobs for regional Australia. 

Ponying up on interest rates

Ponying up on interest rates

There is now such a serious level of under-confidence in interest rates that it suggests something a bit more than just mere wobbles.

It's hard to know what to believe about the state of the economy right now

It's hard to know what to believe about the state of the economy right now

The fact that the RBA has cut rates for a third time tells us the bank is not very confident that the first two cuts will have much impact soon, if at all.

Ahmed Fahour courts controversy with another massive pay packet

Ahmed Fahour courts controversy with another massive pay packet

Consumer finance business Latitude are pursuing a public float. But the transition might be tough for CEO Ahmed Fahour given the controversy over his massive pay packet.