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Ponying up on interest rates

Ponying up on interest rates

There is now such a serious level of under-confidence in interest rates that it suggests something a bit more than just mere wobbles.

It’s hard to know what to believe about the state of the economy right now

It’s hard to know what to believe about the state of the economy right now

The fact that the RBA has cut rates for a third time tells us the bank is not very confident that the first two cuts will have much impact soon, if at all.

The RBA has no idea what’s going on

The RBA has no idea what’s going on

The Reserve Bank doesn't know why the economy is slowing, but it does know that the government's policies aren't helping.

Frydenberg’s choice: ego or stimulus?

Frydenberg’s choice: ego or stimulus?

When Wayne Swan had to choose between pride and supporting the economy, he opted for the latter. Now Josh Frydenberg faces a similar choice.

Signs of global slowdown multiply as Australian wages stagnate

Signs of global slowdown multiply as Australian wages stagnate

As signs of a global slowdown multiply, Australian workers endured another quarter of the government's policy of deliberate wage stagnation.

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.

Jobs market starts downturn, so where will growth come from?

Jobs market starts downturn, so where will growth come from?

The labour market is finally starting to catch up with the slowing growth of the broader economy. How can we speed it up again?

RBA chief shouldn’t be a prop in Josh Frydenberg’s hunt for credibility

RBA chief shouldn’t be a prop in Josh Frydenberg’s hunt for credibility

The governor of the Reserve Bank should not be used for political stunts by the government — and especially not when they want to put words in his mouth.

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.