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Here’s how Australian manufacturing could be revived by the pandemic

The monumental shifts of the COVID-19 pandemic are having some unexpected consequences, among them the possible revival of Australian manufacturing.

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How bad is the economy? Let us count the ways.

A torrent of economic data emerged yesterday to suggest the stagnating economy is at risk of turning into something worse.

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Doug Cameron was right all along

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.

Deputy Reserve Bank governor Guy Debelle. (Image: AAP/David Kapernick)

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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