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Collapse in home building reveals just how much Australia depends on migration

A new report about a collapse in the demand for new housing has driven home just how much the Australian economy relies on migrants.

Growing confidence and falling personal debt could provide strong platform for recovery

Australians appear surprisingly upbeat about the economy and are willing to make long-term commitments, potentially providing a good platform for recovery.

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Suppression versus elimination doesn’t answer the more serious question — when do the borders open?

A debate over elimination versus suppression ignores that at some point we need to reopen our borders. And if there's no vaccine, how do we do that?

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Male-female jobs balance reveals a key turning point on road to recovery

The employment impacts of the recession have spread beyond the immediate casualties and are beginning to hit sectors like construction.

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Don’t count on that tradie-led recovery. The latest package is nothing to build on

The government's construction industry package is too small and too tightly targeted to make much of a difference. Meanwhile, business wants to punish workers.

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Flagging expenditure shows government is right to aim at construction

Whatever the GDP result for the March quarter, the economy will need more assistance from the government to prevent major industries like construction from collapsing.

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Looming construction crisis shows slow, deep burn of virus

New forecasts from the construction sector suggest one of Australia's biggest employers will be struggling well into the mid-2020s.

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How bad is the economy? Let us count the ways.

A torrent of economic data emerged yesterday to suggest the stagnating economy is at risk of turning into something worse.

Wage theft will continue until labour laws are resurrected

Crikey readers on wage theft and the apartment construction crisis.

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How to fix Australia’s apartment crisis

The NSW building commissioner wants apartment buyers to show more due diligence before buying dodgy units. It doesn't work like that.

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