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The death of manufacturing — overrated and overstated

The death of manufacturing — overrated and overstated

Australian manufacturing isn't as dead as some make out. And so what if it is?

Stop worrying about automation: the real problem might be too few workers

Stop worrying about automation: the real problem might be too few workers

Ignore the employment doomsayers -- chances are we're going to run out of workers before automation causes mass unemployment.

Women in tech hits new low, jobs data shows

Women in tech hits new low, jobs data shows

The fall in the level of women in Australia's tech sector continues, while manufacturing had one of its best years of recent times, employment data shows.

Blaming only globalisation for inequality is misguided

Blaming only globalisation for inequality is misguided

Globalisation has been only one of the developments that has led to widening inequality and social exclusion, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.

Protectionism provided few jobs and made life tougher for working families

Protectionism provided few jobs and made life tougher for working families

Despite the nostalgic longings of protectionists, closing off the Australian economy just meant everything was more expensive without any benefit for employment.

Trump-ish protectionism the lazy option for Turnbull, Shorten

Trump-ish protectionism the lazy option for Turnbull, Shorten

Australia -- and the world -- is sliding back into protectionism, and it will impoverish us all.

Why voting for Trump and Hanson is good for democracy

Why voting for Trump and Hanson is good for democracy

There's a difference between voting for Trump's mad policies and voting for transformation, writes election strategist Toby Ralph.

Thanks to the unions, old-timey protectionism is back in fashion

Thanks to the unions, old-timey protectionism is back in fashion

The kind of protectionism that Australia left behind in the 1990s is becoming acceptable again under new guises.

Productivity Commission warns we’re spiralling into protectionism

Productivity Commission warns we’re spiralling into protectionism

The Productivity Commission has again attacked creeping protectionism within government, this time focusing on the decision to locally build the next generation of naval submarines.

Keane: Turnbull’s reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Keane: Turnbull’s reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle illustrates that the only economic agenda this government has is propping up local manufacturing.