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The costs of Australia’s endless pursuit of growth

Our pursuit of 'population, participation and productivity' has created a strong economy. But it doesn't necessarily create a strong society.

The Coalition, long thought of as conservative guardians of the economy, have quietly amassed a staggering amount of debt. Freelance journalist <b>Alan Austin</b> reports.

So much for ‘no more debt and deficit’

The Coalition, long thought of as conservative guardians of the economy, have quietly amassed a staggering amount of debt. Freelance journalist Alan Austin reports.

<em>Crikey</em> readers talk productivity and wages, and the federal Indigenous Affairs Minister has his say on Aboriginal incarceration rates.

Targets not the way forward for indigenous justice

Crikey readers talk productivity and wages, and the federal Indigenous Affairs Minister has his say on Aboriginal incarceration rates.

Business types have been queuing up to laud their economic prospects under Tony Abbott. Look a little closer and you'll find they're not telling the full story. <em>Crikey</em> takes away the punchbowl.

Business chiefs are gilding the lily on Abbott’s economy

Business types have been queuing up to laud their economic prospects under Tony Abbott. Look a little closer and you'll find they're not telling the full story. Crikey takes away the punchbowl.

It's no longer the pain in Spain after events on financial markets overnight.

Market fear levels jump as euro, commodities tumble

It's no longer the pain in Spain after events on financial markets overnight.

China's economy isn't veering off the tracks and heading for the "hard landing".

China economic growth good news for our federal budget

China's economy isn't veering off the tracks and heading for the "hard landing".

Australia -- already a proxy for China's growth trends -- could be more vulnerable to a potential second global banking crisis than we normally imagine, says <b>Robert Gottliebsen</b> of <a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au" target="_blank"><em>Business Spectator</em></a>.

What lurks beneath stock market fears

Australia -- already a proxy for China's growth trends -- could be more vulnerable to a potential second global banking crisis than we normally imagine, says Robert Gottliebsen of Business Spectator.

China has reached agreements on swaps with about 20 countries, but Australia is the biggest and most advanced economy to sign up.

Australia-China currency swap really is a big deal

China has reached agreements on swaps with about 20 countries, but Australia is the biggest and most advanced economy to sign up.

China will continue to buy our commodities regardless of whether we sign any broader economic agreement with it or not, writes <b>Dr John Lee</b>, from the Centre for International Security Studies, Sydney University.

Provocative Abbott on the money with China remarks

China will continue to buy our commodities regardless of whether we sign any broader economic agreement with it or not, writes Dr John Lee, from the Centre for International Security Studies, Sydney University.

#occupysydney is an example of how well-developed networks operating outside the public eye, writes freelance journalist <b>Adam Brereton</b>.

The surprising head of #occupysydney: a 60-something activist

#occupysydney is an example of how well-developed networks operating outside the public eye, writes freelance journalist Adam Brereton.

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