The drought has broken in parts of Australia, but the recovery of farming won't necessarily save us from a recession
The 2020 budget reflects the old and unimaginative view that the economy is about making things, moving things and digging things up.
Good morning, early birds. Tonight's budget will reportedly include a "back-to-work" wage subsidy scheme, and Anthony Albanese has announced that a Labor government would set up an Australian Centre for Disease Control. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Grocery prices are on the rise for the first time in a long time. Combined with a rise in unemployment, and a decline in wages, Australians are about to get a nasty shock.
Good morning, early birds. Dan Andrews yesterday announced a state of disaster for all of Victoria and at least six weeks of stage four restrictions for Melbourne, and new business restrictions will be announced today. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods
Ten years on, the Gillard government is associated with scandal and soap opera. But its economic successes hold lessons for Australia in 2020.
Australia is bigger, richer and less happy following three decades of growth. So where do we go from here?
In a world with lower growth and less immigration, Australia's traditional sources of growth won't be able to stimulate jobs growth. What will take their place?
New Treasury figures forecast that the unemployment rate will double from 5.1% to 10% and new cases of coronavirus dipped below 50 over the bank holiday weekend. George Pell is being investigated over new child abuse allegations and NSW will now test anyone with even mild flu-like symptoms in either at-risk areas or sites with unexplained transmissions.