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Frydenberg announces banking inquiry

Frydenberg announces banking inquiry

Good morning, early birds. The government has called an inquiry into the power of the big banks amid the RBA's rate cuts, and ISIS affiliates take advantage of chaos in northern Syria. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Bill Shorten takes blame for Labor election loss

Bill Shorten takes blame for Labor election loss

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten has claimed responsibility for the Labor Party's shock federal election loss, and the government addresses claims of water hoarding in the Murray-Darling basin. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Ponying up on interest rates

Ponying up on interest rates

There is now such a serious level of under-confidence in interest rates that it suggests something a bit more than just mere wobbles.

Protester shot as Hong Kong violence escalates

Protester shot as Hong Kong violence escalates

Good morning, early birds. Protests in Hong Kong have escalated dramatically as police shoot a protester, and Scott Morrison fields some difficult questions about recent requests from Donald Trump. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Time to face the music on the economy

Time to face the music on the economy

Crikey readers on the interest rates, the surplus and conservatives' rage at teen climate activists.

The RBA has no idea what’s going on

The RBA has no idea what’s going on

The Reserve Bank doesn't know why the economy is slowing, but it does know that the government's policies aren't helping.

How do you get a whole country back to the shops?

How do you get a whole country back to the shops?

Australia's latest retail figures are in, and it doesn't look good. The government needs to throw one hell of a sale.

Why 37,500 is Australia’s magic number

Why 37,500 is Australia’s magic number

When will Australia's rate-cutting frenzy end? It all depends on this week's jobs figures.

Interest rate cuts are coming, but the retiree anger is already here

Interest rate cuts are coming, but the retiree anger is already here

Wealthy retirees are evidently feeling empowered to demand that the economic interests of the rest of Australia be further put aside to serve them.

Angry neoliberals rail at economic stimulus

Angry neoliberals rail at economic stimulus

Neoliberals are furious the Reserve Bank wants to stimulate the economy rather than enacting a purge that will inflict pain on workers and households.