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

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 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.

Is a great wave going to swamp Australia’s housing market?

Is a great wave going to swamp Australia’s housing market?

With a small but growing percentage of homeowners owing banks sums greater than the value of their homes, what are the looming risks to the economy?

Can you trust what the budget says about the economy?

Can you trust what the budget says about the economy?

It’s near impossible to make a budget in an atmosphere of such economic uncertainty.

Tone-deaf Frydenberg fights the last war

Tone-deaf Frydenberg fights the last war

Josh Frydenberg thinks lauding the cause of neoliberalism will resonate with voters — despite his own government turning its back on free markets.

When it comes to the economy, Turnbull bested Abbott by a large margin

When it comes to the economy, Turnbull bested Abbott by a large margin

Turnbull presided over booming employment and a lift in economic growth, but failure to act on wage stagnation will leave a tarnished legacy.

The Liberals want the ‘age of entitlement’ over for everyone but themselves

The Liberals want the ‘age of entitlement’ over for everyone but themselves

Crikey readers discuss the implications of Dutton's au pair saga.

Psst Scott, here’s some some budget briefing notes if you need them

Psst Scott, here’s some some budget briefing notes if you need them

Could this be Scott Morrison's last chance to get the budget right? Here are some pointers on how he can achieve a strong surplus and begin rebuilding the nation’s crumbling wealth.

Has Morrison ‘turned the debt ship around’?

Has Morrison ‘turned the debt ship around’?

Australia's debt outlook is showing improvement. But Morrison’s claim this is evidence of “turning the debt ship around’’ might be regarded as premature.

Cash-strapped Aussies buying less as wages, retailers languish

Cash-strapped Aussies buying less as wages, retailers languish

The Australian Retailers Association responded with undisguised alarm to the latest figures.