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A big-government, low-growth Australia sets sail on an ocean of red

If the treasurer’s economic plan turns out as forecast, we’ll be back to something like normal by 2024. But with the government holding our hands all the way.

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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.

NAB Chairman and former Head of Treasury Dr Ken Henry (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Why cutting population will hit the Australian economy hard

Australia has relied on a migrant population to propel the economy, but it's going to be hard to get it growing again.

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The costs of Australia’s endless pursuit of growth

Our pursuit of 'population, participation and productivity' has created a strong economy. But it doesn't necessarily create a strong society.

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Infrastructure groans under our addiction to population growth

Australians are paying the price for our addition to temporary migration through ever-longer commutes, a new report shows.

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The end of the Sydney supremacy 

In the ongoing battle between Melbourne and Sydney, it seems the latter has begun to fall behind. What happened — and what does it mean for the future?

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Let’s break down Scott Morrison’s confusing maths on migrants

The PM says he plans to cut our permanent migration intake by 30,000, but who exactly are we talking about here? Would it really make a difference?

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.

What can we learn from Tasmania’s surprise economic boom?

The success of Tasmania's economy, which has turned around from being one Australia's least impressive, could be self-perpetuating if state and federal governments can find a way not to screw it up.

NSW is the only state where housing hasn't kept pace with population growth, which is why its apartment boom still has a way to run.

Why Sydney’s property market is different

NSW is the only state where housing hasn't kept pace with population growth, which is why its apartment boom still has a way to run.

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