2020 was always predicted to be a risky year for Australia's economy — and that was before the bushfires hit.
A stagnating Australian economy reflects a serious and avoidable error by policymakers — and a political call by Scott Morrison that higher unemployment is worth it to protect a budget surplus.
Crikey readers respond to the government finally facing the music on the reality of stagnating wages and a failing economy, while elsewhere readers react to Westpac's apology.
Retail chain Harris Scarfe going into administration — the latest in a long list of shuttered retailers — illustrates the cost of the government's do-nothing economic policy.
Evidence from the US and New Zealand is that even at very low levels of unemployment, wages will continue to stagnate.
Crikey readers discuss the latest Folau blowup and question whether the issue is worth giving oxygen to, while elsewhere readers dissect the challenges of Josh Frydenberg.
The Reserve Bank is cutting its economic growth forecasts... but it still insists the economy is fine.
Australia's stagnation will continue unless governments take clear steps to address it. At the moment neither the government nor Labor are facing it.