The monumental shifts of the COVID-19 pandemic are having some unexpected consequences, among them the possible revival of Australian manufacturing.
A torrent of economic data emerged yesterday to suggest the stagnating economy is at risk of turning into something worse.
Former union official and Labor senator Doug Cameron once looked like a dinosaur. But the collapse of neoliberalism has shown him to be far more insightful than many of us gave him credit for.
Australian manufacturing isn't as dead as some make out. And so what if it is?
Ignore the employment doomsayers -- chances are we're going to run out of workers before automation causes mass unemployment.
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.
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.
Despite the nostalgic longings of protectionists, closing off the Australian economy just meant everything was more expensive without any benefit for employment.
Australia -- and the world -- is sliding back into protectionism, and it will impoverish us all.