The labour market is finally starting to catch up with the slowing growth of the broader economy. How can we speed it up again?
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.
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.
Australia's new normal is low growth, low interest rates, low inflation and low productivity. The government needs to act before low employment joins the list.
Good morning, early birds. The Reserve Bank has called on the government to boost the struggling economy, and Labor is pursuing Senate amendments to the Coalition's tax cuts after supporting them in the lower house. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Once the leader of economic policy in Australia, a politicised Treasury is now marginal to debate and has a growing track record of failure.
The Reserve Bank knows that wages aren't growing, but doesn't know why, and doesn't know what level of unemployment is needed to get them growing.
Neoliberals are furious the Reserve Bank wants to stimulate the economy rather than enacting a purge that will inflict pain on workers and households.
Crikey readers discuss the Reserve Bank's interest rate cuts and Australia's productivity stagnation.