The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

January 22, 2018 8

Unusually, the Turnbull government has presided over policies that have driven strong growth in female employment. We should get used to it.

The overlooked area of our economy that could hold the key to productivity

and January 22, 2018 4

We talk a lot about productivity but rarely with any seriousness. And we might not even be looking in the right place for growth.

Industry super blitzes retail, which is bad news for the Coalition’s war on unions

Industry super blitzes retail, which is bad news for the Coalition’s war on unions

January 19, 2018 8

Alarm bells will be ringing with the Liberals as industry super stretches its lead over retail super in returns for members.

Aldi and its employer mates are hell-bent on keeping your wages low

Aldi and its employer mates are hell-bent on keeping your wages low

January 17, 2018 8

Employers remain committed to undermining wages growth despite the evidence that wage stagnation is undermining both the economy and our political system.

Who’s really to thank for our jobs boom?

Who’s really to thank for our jobs boom?

January 16, 2018 12

The strong jobs growth under Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison is due to the government's health and education spending, and low interest rates, not a buoyant private sector.

Does Elon Musk hate free markets?

Does Elon Musk hate free markets?

January 12, 2018 4

Tesla's obsession with coordinating all stages of production in-house has been trumpeted as part of its genius, but can the dream last?

Trump’s economy failing dismally to catch the global tailwinds

Trump’s economy failing dismally to catch the global tailwinds

January 10, 2018 4

Trump's usual enthusiastic bellowing about economic progress under his administration belies the real danger of ignoring America's failure to keep step with the rest of the world.

Why is Tasmanian Labor promising to ban all pokies that aren’t on a boat?

Why is Tasmanian Labor promising to ban all pokies that aren’t on a boat?

December 21, 2017 5

Tasmanian opposition leader Rebecca White has mapped how Labor plan to get rid of non-casino pokies by 2023. But there are gaps in the play that gambing groups are keen to point out.

Why the RBA needs a more fluid approach to interest rate moves

Why the RBA needs a more fluid approach to interest rate moves

December 20, 2017 4

The RBA's habit of moving the interest rate by a quarter of a percent each way -- regardless of the needs of the economy -- is outdated and unhealthy.

A budget for millionaires and multinationals, not middle Australia

A budget for millionaires and multinationals, not middle Australia

December 19, 2017 8

The MYEFO has revealed that Turnbull doesn't want to do anything about fixing the deficit or debt, and it's going to be regular Australians who pay the price.