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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.

Our two-speed economy delivers for business, but not for households

Our two-speed economy delivers for business, but not for households

The economy grew strongly in the March quarter -- but it's business that's enjoying that growth, while households run out of savings to dip into.

Up Yours: arguing early and eating late with firebrand economist Steve Keen

Up Yours: arguing early and eating late with firebrand economist Steve Keen

Keen exhortations are loud, explosive and, most importantly, things we can, in many cases, all understand together.

Scott Morrison, spending addict

Scott Morrison, spending addict

Scott Morrison began his time as Treasurer taming Tony Abbott's spending. Now he's undoing that good work with a budget splurge.

The federal budget at a glance

The federal budget at a glance

The key facts and figures for the 2018 federal budget.