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Topic: Global Financial Crisis
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (Image: Wikimedia)

Australia shouldn’t expect another free ride from China

China provided crucial support to Australia after the 2008 global financial crisis. Today, they must look after themselves.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Do we have the political will to write a new social contract?

Australia needs a new social contract if it's to emerge from this crisis in one piece, writes Wayne Swan.

Former federal treasurer Wayne Swan (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The questions we have to keep asking the Morrison government

With the government suddenly changing its tune on economic stimulus amid the growing coronavirus crisis, former federal treasurer Wayne Swan asks if Morrison and co have what it takes to keep the country afloat.

Ten years, $22 trillion and 400,000 thinkpieces

Welcome to Side View -- a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: high-speed Geiger counters, Wendell Willkie, and when the answer is "no I'm not OK".

The causes of Australia's economic woes are almost entirely local, writes freelance journalist <b>Alan Austin</b>.

The 6 ways Australia is lagging behind the global economic recovery

The causes of Australia's economic woes are almost entirely local, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

Almost none of Australia's business journalists sounded notes of caution in early 2007. How did they get it so spectacularly wrong?

Watchdog or Lapdog: why did financial journos fail to see the GFC coming?

Almost none of Australia's business journalists sounded notes of caution in early 2007. How did they get it so spectacularly wrong?

Now that the dust has settled on the global financial crisis, we have to ask ourselves: is our business press holding the powerful to account? Is it more watchdog or lapdog? And what is the point of business journalism, anyway?

Watchdog or Lapdog: why should you read the business pages?

Now that the dust has settled on the global financial crisis, we have to ask ourselves: is our business press holding the powerful to account? Is it more watchdog or lapdog? And what is the point of business journalism, anyway?

Sydney-based utilities company DUET Group have consistently shafted retail investors while raising millions in capital after the GFC.

Mayne: DUET Group shows how not to treat retail investors

Sydney-based utilities company DUET Group have consistently shafted retail investors while raising millions in capital after the GFC.

We're not as immune from the mortgage lending laws that triggered the Global Financial Crisis as we might think.

The next subprime mortgage crisis in the making

We're not as immune from the mortgage lending laws that triggered the Global Financial Crisis as we might think.

The GFC hit Spain hard, and the recovery from it has spurred a resurgence of the Left, says Spanish activist Pablo Gallego Garcia.

Follow Friday: @PabGallego on the future of the Left in Spain and Europe

The GFC hit Spain hard, and the recovery from it has spurred a resurgence of the Left, says Spanish activist Pablo Gallego Garcia.