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Growing confidence and falling personal debt could provide strong platform for recovery

Australians appear surprisingly upbeat about the economy and are willing to make long-term commitments, potentially providing a good platform for recovery.

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Home lending soars despite the pandemic

Record low interest rates are enticing first home buyers into the market — for better or for worse.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

How bad is Victoria’s financial position? Let's count the ways

Victoria's balance sheet is in more strife than any other Australian government. There's very little left in the tank.

Cars waiting for export to the world market in Jiangsu, China (Image: Top Photo/Sipa USA)

Would you drive a Chinese car? Thousands of Aussies say yes

Chinese car brands are starting to make up a large chunk of Australian traffic. Will the market survive the countries' rapidly deteriorating relationship?

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Lockdown sceptics miss the point. There's no sustainable recovery without certainty

The message from central banks is clear — there will be no recovery without people feeling safe about COVID-19, regardless of what governments do on lockdowns.

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Attack on superannuation driven by deep fear of emerging power

The Liberal Party fears the growing power of industry super funds on issues like climate action. So they're determined to wreck the entire sector if they can.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Daniel Pockett) and John Maynard Keynes

We're all Keynesians now. The question is, how much will it cost?

It seems we're all in agreement that government spending is needed to help prop up the economy during the pandemic. But how long will that attitude last?

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

We know what not to do about the recession, but it seems we're gonna do it anyway

Tax cuts and industrial relations reform won't deliver a recovery from a recession that could yet turn out to be the longest in nearly 40 years.

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Why you can't say Josh Frydenberg is mean

Government finance statistics out this week show a monumental rise in expenses, creating a chasm between revenue and expenses.

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We're all Keynesians now: Australia dives into recession, but it could have been worse

Australia is officially in recession with the biggest ever contraction in GDP, despite a huge rise in government spending. But profits are doing nicely.

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