A new report about a collapse in the demand for new housing has driven home just how much the Australian economy relies on migrants.
Australians appear surprisingly upbeat about the economy and are willing to make long-term commitments, potentially providing a good platform for recovery.
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?
The employment impacts of the recession have spread beyond the immediate casualties and are beginning to hit sectors like construction.
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.
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.
A torrent of economic data emerged yesterday to suggest the stagnating economy is at risk of turning into something worse.
Crikey readers on wage theft and the apartment construction crisis.