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Economy faces declines in all three Ps, not just population

The collapse in population growth will seriously affect today's budget — but it's the fall in productivity and participation that will magnify its impact on the economy.

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Collapse in home building reveals just how much Australia depends on migration

A new report about a collapse in the demand for new housing has driven home just how much the Australian economy relies on migrants.

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NIMBYism is out of control in Australia

It is not possible to live in a city and have the size and density level of your area remain constant over the long term. So why do some people think that it is?

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Morrison announces plan to cut migrant intake

Good morning, early birds. PM Scott Morrison has announced a plan to reduce Australia’s migration cap, China has been revealed as the perpetrator of a number of cyber thefts in Australia, and a new scheme will give domestic violence victims early access to their super. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom

Our population has skyrocketed, and city planning refuses to keep up, but the most recent milestone won't be impressive for long.

Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it’s too late?

Determining the appropriate level of immigration for our cities is obviously an important public policy issue but too often sensible discussion is derailed by knee-jerk accusations of xenophobia or racism.

The latest figures from the trade crunch. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: iron ore slough … Apple joins the Dow … corporate tax vow …

The latest figures from the trade crunch. And other business tidbits of the day.

The federal budget is less than three weeks away and pollies are gearing up for a future of budget deficits. But does it have to be this way? Canberra correspondent <b>Bernard Keane</b> talks forward estimates with <em>Crikey</em> deputy editor <b>Cathy Alexander</b>.

Crikey calling: who’s afraid of the budget deficit?

The federal budget is less than three weeks away and pollies are gearing up for a future of budget deficits. But does it have to be this way? Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane talks forward estimates with Crikey deputy editor Cathy Alexander.

Curbing population growth will reduce Australia's greenhouse emissions but at a profound economic cost -- and it won't decarbonise our emissions-intensive economy. There's a more viable solution.

Curbing population to cut emissions lazy and damaging

Curbing population growth will reduce Australia's greenhouse emissions but at a profound economic cost -- and it won't decarbonise our emissions-intensive economy. There's a more viable solution.

I did not need today's Australian Bureau of Statistics figures to know that there is a declining number of jobs going in the federal public service.

The public sector jobs black hole

I did not need today's Australian Bureau of Statistics figures to know that there is a declining number of jobs going in the federal public service.

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