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Government has few palatable options when it comes to sparking jobs growth

Most of the 'reform' options being advanced won't address the dire economic forecasts released yesterday. Instead, the government will have to focus on households.

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As Australia’s 30 years of growth come to an end, what have we learnt?

Australia is bigger, richer and less happy following three decades of growth. So where do we go from here?

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Who is Morrison kidding? The economy has been on government life support for a decade

We need to stop pretending the Australian economy isn't addicted to government support. And if the government is serious about reform, it shouldn't wait until late in the year to release a long-delayed budget.

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Government still ignoring reality as investment recession hits

The economy entered a dangerous phase in the December quarter while the government ignored all calls for economic leadership. Now it's trying to blame a virus for its own failings.

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe

GDP reveals crippled economy propped up by governments and exports

Australia's economic growth rate declined in the September quarter, with only government spending and good fortune on iron ore prices propping us up.


The costs of Australia’s endless pursuit of growth

Our pursuit of 'population, participation and productivity' has created a strong economy. But it doesn't necessarily create a strong society.

The Coalition wants you to believe the force is strong in the economy, but is it?

During the election campaign, a tweet by the Liberal Party suggested Australia's record-breaking economic expansion will continue — are they correct?

Economic snapshot: services, exports hot, everyone else struggling

Australia has a two-speed economy: iron ore exports are roaring along and services industries are piling on workers, but the rest of the economy, and especially construction and manufacturing, is in real trouble.

Deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia Guy Debelle (Image: AAP/Kelly Barnes)

The dominant story of the election is weak household income

The only economic issue in the coming election should be household income and how wages policy can lift it.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Wage stagnation is pulling GDP down (and may pull interest rates down too)

Lack of wages growth is weighing on the economy, which is performing worse than expected, so much so an interest rate cut may be coming.

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