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Australia’s lost decade beckons as productivity, investment and wages slump

Australia’s lost decade beckons as productivity, investment and wages slump

Australia now has a real productivity crisis. So where's the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied the fake crisis claimed to have happened under Labor?

Business bites: rollercoster ride … time to hide? … not so cut and dried …

Business bites: rollercoster ride … time to hide? … not so cut and dried …

What is going to happen when China's sharemarkets reopen? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: thumbs up from the RBA … economic happy days … bank mayday …

Business bites: thumbs up from the RBA … economic happy days … bank mayday …

Guess what's happening to labour productivity, despite what Michaelia Cash would have you believe? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Industrial relations report reveals the deep delusion of business

Industrial relations report reveals the deep delusion of business

The business community's reaction to the Productivity Commission report on industrial relations demonstrates the profound denialism and greed of that sector.

The challenge of lifting productivity when you can’t measure it

The challenge of lifting productivity when you can’t measure it

One of the key challenges of economic reform is measuring productivity properly -- something we fail to do at the moment, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Productivity Commission rocks Abbott’s anti-trade union narrative

Productivity Commission rocks Abbott’s anti-trade union narrative

A new Productivity Commission puts claims about a productivity crisis in context -- and suggests politicians should think small when it comes to infrastructure, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Retail, labour, and getting what you wish for

Retail, labour, and getting what you wish for

The state of retail isn't as bad as business likes to make out -- and any fault lies with governments and poor management as much as high labour costs, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Beyond bakeries, Productivity Commission shows who’s dragging the chain

Beyond bakeries, Productivity Commission shows who’s dragging the chain

The Productivity Commission shows that fixing our multi-factor productivity performance will take a lot of work.

Crikey Awards: the policy hits and misses from Canberra in 2013

Crikey Awards: the policy hits and misses from Canberra in 2013

Despite the shortened parliamentary year, politics still served up both policy successes and duds in 2013. Crikey reviews the year of parliamentary and bureaucratic activity in Canberra.

Workers can’t sit down, so governments should stand up

Workers can’t sit down, so governments should stand up

The "no sitting" rule at a major WA gas project suggests our national productivity drive is seriously off track. Governments should be investing in helping business do better.