Crikey readers discuss the Morrison government's response to the royal commission, what Hayne missed, and the fate of interest rates in 2019.
Low inflation has prompted a reset in the RBA's interest rate stance. Will we see a rate cut in 2019?
A credit squeeze following the royal commission and wage stagnation are two big risks to the economy. Both ultimately derive from the same source.
The Reserve Bank has flagged it is already thinking about cutting, rather than raising, interest rates — a key observation in the wake of a significant reappraisal of our current economic performance.
Once again, a tiny pack of interest-rate hawks at the Australian Financial Review are demanding the economy be crunched in the name of neoliberal orthodoxy.
Wage stagnation for Australian workers continued in the June quarter, with private sector employees falling behind inflation. It's become a hallmark of this Coalition government.
The Reserve Bank has warned inflation is set to weaken in coming quarters, setting the scene for more years of no interest rate rises.
A key constraint on further interest rate cuts has vanished as property prices soften in Sydney and Melbourne.
Australia's economy is splitting between a market-controlled sector of low inflation and low wages growth, and a government-controlled sector where things are more like they used to be.