Topic archives: australian bureau of statistics

Company profits rocket skyward

December 8, 2017 10

Yet, despite profits at all-time highs, corporate taxes collected by the Turnbull government are at historic lows.

Latest wages figures put pressure on government forecasts

and November 15, 2017 5

Wages growth -- long forecast to lift this financial year -- remains stuck at 2%, giving the lie to Treasury and RBA forecasts, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Postal vote parties: how will Australia mark the end of the marriage equality survey?

November 14, 2017 10

Activists find fun ways to mark the occasion for tomorrow's announcement of the marriage equality survey results.

The 20 most economically embarrassingly statistics for the government

October 27, 2017 6

The ABS is facing huge staff cuts. In honour of the good work the ABS has done over the years, here are 20 of its most devastating stats.

Economists’ bedtime story: we’re going on an inflation hunt

October 26, 2017 2

Where's inflation hiding? Policymakers are hoping to find it somewhere, anywhere, in the private sector. But the only inflation we can find is being caused by governments.

Changing how CPI is measured won’t help inflation

and October 26, 2017 2

The ABS is changing the way it measures inflation and the results might disappoint inflation hawks, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Sophie York, please stop emailing me. I already voted yes.

October 5, 2017 7

Senator Derryn Hinch has some questions -- and a few requests -- regarding the marriage equality postal vote.

Tips and rumours

September 25, 2017 4

In Malcolm Roberts' defence (or not) ... more ballots dumped ... is Fed Uni in "massive debt"? ...

National accounts show jump in growth despite terms of trade cut

September 6, 2017 2

The economy picked up the pace in the June quarter to end the financial year with some much-needed growth driven by the domestic economy as well as exports.

Congratulations Australia — your wages still aren’t growing

August 16, 2017 6

Australians' wages continued to stagnate in the June quarter, with none of the growth promised by the government and economists yet showing up.