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Does the RBA’s lower inflation forecast mean no rate rises until the 2020s?

Does the RBA’s lower inflation forecast mean no rate rises until the 2020s?

The Reserve Bank has warned inflation is set to weaken in coming quarters, setting the scene for more years of no interest rate rises.

Reserve Bank slaps down monetary galahs

Reserve Bank slaps down monetary galahs

The Reserve Bank has made clear what it thinks of the campaign from neoliberals to push interest rates up out of a fetish for tighter monetary policy.

OECD shows workplace deregulation doesn’t work

OECD shows workplace deregulation doesn’t work

A new OECD report suggests Workchoices-style industrial relations deregulation doesn't help wages growth or employment.

The real story behind the credit card debt headlines

The real story behind the credit card debt headlines

Contrary to media reports, Australians are not being crushed under the rising burden of credit card debt, we're just using our cards differently.

Inflation hawks having a good screech at the Fin

Inflation hawks having a good screech at the Fin

Life as an inflation hawk must be great -- you can constantly demand interest rate rises without ever bothering about how they would affect people in the real world.

Philip Lowe admits wage stagnation ‘structural’, linked to industrial relations

Philip Lowe admits wage stagnation ‘structural’, linked to industrial relations

This isn't business as usual. Australia is stuck with a "structural" problem of low wages growth, the Reserve Bank governor says.

Reserve Bank confirms wage stagnation dragging down economy

Reserve Bank confirms wage stagnation dragging down economy

"Don't mention industrial relations" appears to be the mantra for policymakers as they try to explain why wage stagnation is weighing down the economy so heavily.

Wage stagnation is a major failing of our governing class

Wage stagnation is a major failing of our governing class

Policymakers, refusing to accept that their wage growth thinking is deeply flawed, serve nothing but the interests of profitable corporations.

New Zealand shows the path ahead on wages growth — and it’s not upward

New Zealand shows the path ahead on wages growth — and it’s not upward

The New Zealand economy is at full employment but wages aren't budging -- suggesting the optimism about wages growth in Australia is ill-founded.

No, the wages drought isn’t ‘over’. In fact, things have gotten worse.

No, the wages drought isn’t ‘over’. In fact, things have gotten worse.

Contrary to the impression given by the head of the Reserve Bank, there's little positive in recent wages growth data -- and what little there is is hardly cause for celebration.