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Reserve Bank will take us further into a new world in November

The Reserve Bank board is likely to complete the transition to an entirely new monetary policy centred around quantitative easing when it meets in November.

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Hybrids survive Australia's collapsing car market

It's not all misery for Australia's fraught car market, as hybrid manufacturers have found...

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Shoes out, sheets in as Australians purchase their way through lockdown

The impact of the pandemic is continuing to show up in odd places. This time: shoes v sheets.

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Brave old world: taxpayers shell out for return to protectionism

Taxpayers will be hit up for another business slush fund under the latest round of industry policy as the parties compete to breathe life into local manufacturing.

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We need more strikes and more militancy to force wages growth

If unions were stronger, wages may not have stagnated and people might be willing to work in the horticulture industry.

Cranky Keating swings at the Reserve Bank — and misses

The economy now depends on how much fiscal stimulus the government is going to provide. The Reserve Bank has only a limited role to play, despite an extraordinary swipe from Paul Keating.

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A policy of the fossil fuel companies, by the fossil fuel companies, for the fossil fuel companies

The government's energy policy has been written by fossil fuel companies, to promote the scams of the fossil fuel companies, with taxpayers handing money to fossil fuel companies.

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The party of the free market is killing investment

Morrison's climate-change-denying government has proved embarrassingly bad at managing the economy.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Security, sovereignty and the sweet smell of petrol

Australia doesn't have a fuel security problem, but there will be few voices raised in objection to some old-fashioned protectionism about petrol supplies.

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The new Robin Hoods are robbin' their own hoods with guvvie cash

New investors have been making risky gambles while lockdowns continue to bite — and ASIC is concerned.

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