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Trump’s tantrum highlights the reality that he’s an economic wrecker

Trump’s tantrum highlights the reality that he’s an economic wrecker

Donald Trump is wrecking shareholder wealth with his wild attacks on his own appointees and an increasingly aggressive trade war with China.

Reserve Bank signals turning point on a road to nowhere

Reserve Bank signals turning point on a road to nowhere

While RBA governor Philip Lowe told politicians of an economic 'turning point', the bank's Statement of Monetary Policy revealed a stagnating economy.

RBA faces parliamentary grilling

RBA faces parliamentary grilling

Good morning, early birds. RBA governor Philip Lowe will face questions over the bank's monetary policy, and One Nation's Mark Latham releases an 'information pack' on trans students. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison vetoes enshrining Indigenous voice in constitution

Morrison vetoes enshrining Indigenous voice in constitution

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has nixed the prospect of a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous voice to parliament, and RBA governor Philip Lowe has changed his tune on the pressing need for fiscal stimulus. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

The government can still end Australia’s lost years of economic growth

The government can still end Australia’s lost years of economic growth

Australia's new normal is low growth, low interest rates, low inflation and low productivity. The government needs to act before low employment joins the list.

Has anyone got the capacity to solve poor wages growth?

Has anyone got the capacity to solve poor wages growth?

The Reserve Bank knows that wages aren't growing, but doesn't know why, and doesn't know what level of unemployment is needed to get them growing.

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.

Reserve Bank looks to jolt alleged ‘strong economy’ with rate cut

Reserve Bank looks to jolt alleged ‘strong economy’ with rate cut

As expected, the Reserve Bank has cut interest rates to a new record low.

Is the labour market as bad as the Reserve Bank says?

Is the labour market as bad as the Reserve Bank says?

You say seasonally adjusted, I say trend — which jobs data is right? The RBA has decided neither of them show the falling unemployment it needs to forestall a rate cut.

Reserve Bank commits to rate cut, citing rising unemployment and high tax

Reserve Bank commits to rate cut, citing rising unemployment and high tax

The RBA has taken the remarkable step of flagging that it will cut interest rates out of concern for unemployment, the government's high tax burden and persistent low household income growth.