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Has the minimum wage been growing at a faster rate than inflation?

Has the minimum wage been growing at a faster rate than inflation?

Josh Frydenberg told the ABC's Q&A that the minimum wage has been growing at a faster rate than inflation and the average wage. Is he correct?

The plot twist few saw coming in the ‘rate cut looms’ drama

The plot twist few saw coming in the ‘rate cut looms’ drama

The Reserve Bank has been watching unemployment closely to decide if interest rates needed to be cut. But now, inflation has thrown a spanner in the works by falling in the March quarter, reflecting a weakening economy.

Rising business investment and election spending might deter rate cut

Rising business investment and election spending might deter rate cut

Low inflation has prompted a reset in the RBA's interest rate stance. Will we see a rate cut in 2019?

Inflation confirms growing case for interest rate cut

Inflation confirms growing case for interest rate cut

Stubbornly low inflation means an interest rate cut is now a real chance in 2019.

How long since you had a decent pay rise?

How long since you had a decent pay rise?

Politicians complain that voters don't remember the last recession. Maybe they should wonder if they remember their last pay rise?

Forget Frydenberg, the housing bubble needs to burst

Forget Frydenberg, the housing bubble needs to burst

The housing market is long overdue for some creative destruction. The question is when it will occur.

Protectionism, wage stagnation and debt on the RBA’s watchlist

Protectionism, wage stagnation and debt on the RBA’s watchlist

While Canberra obsessed over strawberries and bullies, the Reserve Bank was flagging its concerns about the economy. This year, the list of negatives has narrowed.

Five years of Liberal wage stagnation as pay undershoots again

Five years of Liberal wage stagnation as pay undershoots again

Wage stagnation for Australian workers continued in the June quarter, with private sector employees falling behind inflation. It's become a hallmark of this Coalition government.

Does the RBA’s lower inflation forecast mean no rate rises until the 2020s?

Does the RBA’s lower inflation forecast mean no rate rises until the 2020s?

The Reserve Bank has warned inflation is set to weaken in coming quarters, setting the scene for more years of no interest rate rises.

Galahs whinge about inflation result as reality bites

Galahs whinge about inflation result as reality bites

Australia's economy is splitting between a market-controlled sector of low inflation and low wages growth, and a government-controlled sector where things are more like they used to be.