June 18, 2018 20
For all his power, there are certain truths Malcolm Turnbull can't admit for fear of infuriating the right.
June 15, 2018 14
The peak of the jobs boom is behind us. If wages haven't started growing strongly by now, they're hardly likely to do so in coming months.
June 14, 2018 34
"Don't mention industrial relations" appears to be the mantra for policymakers as they try to explain why wage stagnation is weighing down the economy so heavily.
June 5, 2018 31
Australians are ill-served by a media that focuses only on the surface and not on the depths; on the symptoms and not the disease producing them.
June 1, 2018
Economic data this week suggests there's still plenty of life in housing construction as well as growing business investment.
May 18, 2018 8
It's hard to see how any long-term return to higher wages growth will be achieved without a significant rise in strikes, which have been at historically low levels for many years.
May 18, 2018 23
The government is justifiably proud of its employment achievements -- but it's been done without a company tax cut, and it hasn't helped wages.
May 17, 2018 8
Policymakers, refusing to accept that their wage growth thinking is deeply flawed, serve nothing but the interests of profitable corporations.
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.
May 14, 2018 6
As wages growth sputters in the US amidst the biggest share buyback boom in history, the Financial Review finally acknowledges reality on company tax cuts.
May 3, 2018 14
The New Zealand economy is at full employment but wages aren't budging -- suggesting the optimism about wages growth in Australia is ill-founded.
April 23, 2018 8
The strong jobs growth of 2017 is now in the rear-view mirror, meaning wages growth is unlikely to pick up. But workforce participation is at an all-time high.
April 12, 2018 9
Contrary to the impression given by the head of the Reserve Bank, there's little positive in recent wages growth data -- and what little there is is hardly cause for celebration.
March 16, 2018 7
Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.
March 1, 2018 13
While the governing class examines its own navel for scandal, what's happening on the most important policy issues?
February 22, 2018 5
East coast workers' real wages have gone backwards or stood still under Malcolm Turnbull. Only the generous Victorian government is propping up wages growth.
January 31, 2018 6
Labor has thrown down the gauntlet to employers, in effect saying if they want to return to centralised wage-fixing then that can be used to lift wages.
January 24, 2018 7
A major employer survey makes a mockery of the government's insistence wages growth is going to start any day now.
January 17, 2018 8
Employers remain committed to undermining wages growth despite the evidence that wage stagnation is undermining both the economy and our political system.
December 7, 2017 3
Much of the big surge in jobs growth this year has come in the health sector. But it also appears to be the result of a flexible economy -- and while we've always been told that's good, it comes with its own problems.