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.
A new report about a collapse in the demand for new housing has driven home just how much the Australian economy relies on migrants.
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?
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.
Our population has skyrocketed, and city planning refuses to keep up, but the most recent milestone won't be impressive for long.
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 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.