May 16, 2018 6
Another bad wages growth number shows Australian workers struggling to keep ahead of inflation, and in some major sectors, going backwards, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
March 7, 2018
A poor trade performance in the December quarter dragged down economic growth, the latest national accounts show.
December 8, 2017 10
Yet, despite profits at all-time highs, corporate taxes collected by the Turnbull government are at historic lows.
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.
November 14, 2017 10
Activists find fun ways to mark the occasion for tomorrow's announcement of the marriage equality survey results.
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.
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.
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.
October 5, 2017 7
Senator Derryn Hinch has some questions -- and a few requests -- regarding the marriage equality postal vote.
September 25, 2017 4
In Malcolm Roberts' defence (or not) ... more ballots dumped ... is Fed Uni in "massive debt"? ...
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.
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.
August 16, 2017 9
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has another debacle approaching, brought on by its direction to conduct the government’s proposed postal plebiscite on same sex marriage. It needs to start work now to salvage what it can of its reputation for trust and integrity.
August 8, 2017 4
In an effort to avoid legal challenge to its postal plebiscite, the government will conduct the exercise via the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
August 3, 2017 20
Much of the increased income and wealth accruing to rich corporations and individuals is taken from poor and middle-class Australians.
July 24, 2017 7
In the last five years Australia has enjoyed a period of industrial relations peace that no one would have believed in the 1980s.
July 20, 2017 2
Many parts of Australian industry are segregated along gender lines -- and things haven't changed a lot in 30 years.
July 5, 2017 4
Thirty five years worth of retail turnover data shows that we now shop very differently to the era of Bob Hawke, big hair and shoulder pads.
June 27, 2017 2
Nunya Business fills in ABS forms ... Brandis goes global ... outfoxed ...
June 7, 2017
While weak, the March GDP growth figures defy forecasts of negative growth, but reflect a fall in exports and housing investment, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.