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Topic: Australian economy
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After the virus, what will drive our economy and jobs?

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?

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Unemployment set to double

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.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (Image: EPA/Valerie Blum)

Virus Watch: confused yet?

Everything is 'essential', unless it isn't... so stay at home... or don't! Up to you, really.

Former ASIO director-general Duncan Lewis (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

ASIO’s very own call-out culture

Good morning, early birds. A former ASIO director is urging Chinese-Australians to assist security agencies in weeding out Chinese interference, and the immigration minister wants to help new refugees adjust to rural life Down Under. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Frydenberg’s solution to an age-old problem

Good morning, early birds. Josh Frydenberg wants to ensure senior Australians are upskilled and employed in an effort to boost the economy, and in Hong Kong, police say protesters have no option but to surrender. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Australian growth to fall to decade-low

Good morning, early birds. The International Monetary Fund has painted a gloomy picture for Australia's economic growth, and new information obtained by the ABC sheds light on its Afghan Files investigations. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Don’t be fooled by a temporary boost — the Australian economy is stagnating

If forecasts from most economists are right, annual growth for 2018-19 could be the slowest since 2009, or worse still, since 2000.

Has the great property-driven market slide begun?

The fall of a property developer yesterday has flagged serious decline for the property game. Will it take the rest of the economy with it?

The falling Aussie dollar protects us from Trump’s economic idiocy

It’s a great time to have a lower dollar. But we wouldn't want it to stay too low for too long.

The Reserve Bank has failed to keep inflation in check

The RBA continues to fail to do what it is supposed to: keep inflation in the target range.