May 4, 2018 5
Could this be Scott Morrison's last chance to get the budget right? Here are some pointers on how he can achieve a strong surplus and begin rebuilding the nation’s crumbling wealth.
December 18, 2017 4
Australia's debt outlook is showing improvement. But Morrison’s claim this is evidence of “turning the debt ship around’’ might be regarded as premature.
November 6, 2017 17
The Australian Retailers Association responded with undisguised alarm to the latest figures.
October 18, 2017 4
The upcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress could have serious ramifications for Australia.
October 17, 2017 8
Australia’s net worth tumbled in the two years Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey were PM and treasurer -- by a staggering $114.6 billion. It has collapsed by a further $76.2 billion since Turnbull took over.
September 29, 2017 9
Corporations are getting away with ever more tax evasion while assistance to the needy, children and those on welfare continues to fall. Hats off to Scott Morrison and Joe Hockey.
September 28, 2017 6
Mathias Cormann and Scott Morrison are falling all over themselves to say that the economy as not as bad as they had thought it might be. But as shadow finance minister Jim Chalmers writes, that's not exactly good news.
September 22, 2017 10
What is transpiring now is quite bizarre: a sudden and apparently sustained collapse in workers’ share of wealth.
September 13, 2017 24
Suddenly everyone seems to have forgot to hate Scott Morrison, with his polling numbers surprisingly good. Here are 40 reasons his treasurership has been a shambles.
September 1, 2017 3
Australia's construction industry has declined for three years in a row. This has never, ever happened before.
August 1, 2017 10
It’s not just Helen Razer and her Cassandra commie mates fretting. Australia is in a private debt hole from which we might not escape.
July 20, 2017 12
Pretty much the only area of the economy that has improved under Malcolm Turnbull (and, earlier, Tony Abbott) is company profits -- but even then, only for a select few companies. And those working in construction haven't been so lucky.
July 18, 2017 11
Staggering as it seems, Australia has had a worse treasurer than Joe Hockey. His name is Scott Morrison.
June 8, 2017 4
The news of rising job ads is a welcome respite from the general gloom in the recent set of economic news. But it's a small piece in a much larger puzzle.
June 5, 2017 4
The problem with using the r-word, is that it can spook consumers, who are already closing their wallets because of stagnant wages.
June 1, 2017 5
May has been one of the weakest months for Australia’s economy since the Coalition came to office, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.
May 9, 2017 4
It turns out taxes are not actually a “burden”, but a necessary revenue-raising measure in order to fund projects Australians want, writes The Australia Institute chief economist Richard Denniss.
April 3, 2017 16
Scott Morrison has some new records to add to his quest to be known as Australia's worst treasurer.
March 1, 2017 1
A strong GDP result and low wages growth should have Australian business overjoyed, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
March 1, 2017 23
Scott Morrison has made an absolute hash of the Australian economy. But luckily for him, the media does not seem interested in taking him to task for it, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.