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.
It's not all misery for Australia's fraught car market, as hybrid manufacturers have found...
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.
If unions were stronger, wages may not have stagnated and people might be willing to work in the horticulture industry.
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.
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.
Morrison's climate-change-denying government has proved embarrassingly bad at managing the economy.
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.