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Economy moves into uncharted territory as markets surge, fires hit

Economy moves into uncharted territory as markets surge, fires hit

2020 was always predicted to be a risky year for Australia's economy — and that was before the bushfires hit.

Most Australians ‘would hardly notice’ if we went coal free, say experts

Most Australians ‘would hardly notice’ if we went coal free, say experts

Scott Morrison says coal is vital to the economy, but experts say we could phase out fossil fuel and life would go on as usual.

Is there going to be a recession in 2020?

Is there going to be a recession in 2020?

While there are plenty of red flags dotted on the horizon, there are actually lots of reasons to be optimistic about Australia's economy in the upcoming year.

As the economy slows, luxury cars are moving faster than ever

As the economy slows, luxury cars are moving faster than ever

Are Rolls Royce sales a sign that Australia is churning out money while holding wealth back from the great many? The answer is not what you might imagine.

Government goes from delusion to denial on economy

Government goes from delusion to denial on economy

A stagnating Australian economy reflects a serious and avoidable error by policymakers — and a political call by Scott Morrison that higher unemployment is worth it to protect a budget surplus.

Frydenberg confirms a full decade of wage stagnation as he slashes surplus

Frydenberg confirms a full decade of wage stagnation as he slashes surplus

The Morrison government has been forced to recognise the stagnation it is presiding over, slashing wage growth forecasts and revealing big cuts to its forecast budget surpluses.

The last great central banker dies

The last great central banker dies

Unlike virtually all other Fed members, who essentially act as representatives of the big banks, Paul Volcker was wise to the role the banking sector plays in the economy.

What will Morrison's bushfire moment be?

What will Morrison's bushfire moment be?

If a city blanketed in smoke can't shift Scott Morrison's climate denialism, what will? Perhaps trade sanctions against Australia.

Retail recession leaves workers adrift on a sea of government indifference

Retail recession leaves workers adrift on a sea of government indifference

Retail chain Harris Scarfe going into administration — the latest in a long list of shuttered retailers — illustrates the cost of the government's do-nothing economic policy.

Agriculture is our big productivity success story. So why aren't we celebrating?

Agriculture is our big productivity success story. So why aren't we celebrating?

Australian agriculture is our productivity success story. But the reaction to it suggests maybe we don't want productivity quite as much as we say we do.