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 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.
Stubbornly low inflation means an interest rate cut is now a real chance in 2019.
Politicians complain that voters don't remember the last recession. Maybe they should wonder if they remember their last pay rise?
The housing market is long overdue for some creative destruction. The question is when it will occur.
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.
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.
The Reserve Bank has warned inflation is set to weaken in coming quarters, setting the scene for more years of no interest rate rises.
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.