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Why a pay freeze would not save parliament

Why a pay freeze would not save parliament

Crikey readers discuss politician pay and the stagnating economy.

Why the Coalition’s $20b tax cuts won’t save the economy

Why the Coalition’s $20b tax cuts won’t save the economy

Even with Labor's incoming support, the government's plan to give tax cuts to the wealthy won't prop up a lagging economy beset by poor growth and stagnant wages.

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.

A big week for economic data — and the politicians hoping to get elected on it

A big week for economic data — and the politicians hoping to get elected on it

Important data released this week will give us an idea of how the economy fared in 2018 — and enable us to assess the government's claims to economic competence ahead of the election.

Morrison’s ‘major’ speech showed an empty man with nothing to offer but noise

Morrison’s ‘major’ speech showed an empty man with nothing to offer but noise

Scott Morrison's speech on the economy was marked by complete silence on the three biggest issues facing the government.

The revolution will not be trending

The revolution will not be trending

The troubles of one website don’t amount to much, but the trouble at BuzzFeed perversely fulfils the site's mission of letting us know where things are at.

Why the arrest of Huawei’s CFO has the world on edge

Why the arrest of Huawei’s CFO has the world on edge

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou may restart the US-China trade war, but it will just be a headwind of the looming global financial crash.

In an alternative universe, Turnbull could be poised for victory

In an alternative universe, Turnbull could be poised for victory

With continuing jobs growth and a commodity price boom, a Turnbull government would have been well-placed to go to the polls and win an unlikely victory.

Aussie retail sales growth hits an all-time low

Aussie retail sales growth hits an all-time low

This disastrous annual result is a blow to the retailers’ peak bodies, the mainstream media and the Turnbull government.

Tapering jobs growth kills wage growth hopes

Tapering jobs growth kills wage growth hopes

The peak of the jobs boom is behind us. If wages haven't started growing strongly by now, they're hardly likely to do so in coming months.