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Inflation result may push rate rise off into the 2020s

Inflation result may push rate rise off into the 2020s

Despite all the bluster of those demanding an interest rate rise, inflation remains flat and interest rates aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

Aussie household incomes take another hit despite the boom

Aussie household incomes take another hit despite the boom

The pattern of Australia's household income asks an interesting question: is it worse to have a financial crisis or a Coalition government?

New data suggests economy is travelling well — but what about wages?

New data suggests economy is travelling well — but what about wages?

Economic data this week suggests there's still plenty of life in housing construction as well as growing business investment.

Wage growth shocker leaves workers struggling to keep up

Wage growth shocker leaves workers struggling to keep up

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.

Trade detracts from December economic growth result

Trade detracts from December economic growth result

A poor trade performance in the December quarter dragged down economic growth, the latest national accounts show.

Company profits rocket skyward

Company profits rocket skyward

Yet, despite profits at all-time highs, corporate taxes collected by the Turnbull government are at historic lows.

Latest wages figures put pressure on government forecasts

Latest wages figures put pressure on government forecasts

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.

Postal vote parties: how will Australia mark the end of the marriage equality survey?

Postal vote parties: how will Australia mark the end of the marriage equality survey?

Activists find fun ways to mark the occasion for tomorrow's announcement of the marriage equality survey results.

The 20 most economically embarrassingly statistics for the government

The 20 most economically embarrassingly statistics for the government

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.

Economists’ bedtime story: we’re going on an inflation hunt

Economists’ bedtime story: we’re going on an inflation hunt

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.