Bernard Keane December 7, 2017 3 Comments
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.
Bernard Keane November 22, 2017 27 Comments
If business is to blame for wage stagnation, what role do investors play? The Reserve Bank has a view, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.
Max Chalmers November 22, 2017 1 Comment
Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's long-time dictator has finally, formally resigned, and former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has been entrusted with reviewing religious protections in Australian law. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
Bernard Keane November 17, 2017 5 Comments
If the government can stop obsessing about itself for five minutes, it might realise it can't keep pretending wages growth is just around the corner.
Bernard Keane November 17, 2017 6 Comments
The mining industry says industrial relations reform is urgently needed to rein in mining unions. Wages growth data begs to differ.
Glenn Dyer November 15, 2017 5 Comments
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.
Bernard Keane November 15, 2017 4 Comments
Are workers going to start seeing decent wage rises any time soon? We asked some economists and sector representatives -- and their views are very mixed.
Bernard Keane November 14, 2017 10 Comments
Why have Western economies struggled with low wages growth in recent years? We asked economists and sector representatives for their perspective, and their answers varied widely.
Bernard Keane November 3, 2017 7 Comments
Business claims that wages growth will only happen when there's productivity growth. Except ... productivity is still growing, and stronger than under WorkChoices.
Glenn Dyer October 27, 2017
It would be nice if bank economists occasionally acknowledged their errors, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.