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

With one bound, Australia was free. Is the recession really over already?

Did the RBA really say the 2020 recession is done and dusted? Yeah, nah. More that things aren't quite as bad as predicted.

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We’re all Keynesians now: Australia dives into recession, but it could have been worse

Australia is officially in recession with the biggest ever contraction in GDP, despite a huge rise in government spending. But profits are doing nicely.

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Nice JobKeeper set to juice GDP numbers. Naughty JobSeeker not counted

There'll be some extra value for the government's JobKeeper money when it's included in GDP — but JobSeeker payments will be left out.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Flat economy offers corona-stimulus lessons as households and business hide in the bunker

With households and business keeping their wallets shut, only the mining industry and government spending is keeping the economy ticking over. Substantial stimulus is needed both to protect against the coronavirus downturn and lift growth beyond its current insipid level.

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Bushfire cuts, agency spies and scanty figurines

Good morning, early birds. Day three of Senate estimates did not disappoint, and a second Australian has died after contracting coronavirus. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Australia’s bushfire losses are worse than first thought

The cost is absolutely immense. But the final figures will depend on how quickly we rebuild.

Want to decarbonise faster? We need to become more productive

If we don't do it right, we risk walking into ruin.

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.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/James Ross)

The GDP is in the gutter — expect the rest of the economy to follow

It's increasingly evident that we've reelected a PM and government who have delivered the slowest economic growth in a decade. Not that you'd know it from listening to them.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The government engineered a faltering economy — now it’s MIA

Josh Frydenberg says there are "domestic challenges" to economic growth. The main challenge is one he and his government has created, and it's smashing the economy.

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