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Unemployment up, but Reserve Bank might still be reluctant to act

Unemployment up, but Reserve Bank might still be reluctant to act

Unemployment has officially risen, meaning the Reserve Bank should cut interest rates. But the jobs market is actually still performing well.

Government’s wage stagnation policy inflicts another quarter of misery

Government’s wage stagnation policy inflicts another quarter of misery

Wage Price Index data for the March quarter show wages going nowhere except in health and education — a reflection of the government's policy of wage stagnation.

Reserve Bank confirms weak economy propped up by government spending

Reserve Bank confirms weak economy propped up by government spending

The Reserve Bank has significantly lowered its forecasts for economic growth — and wage stagnation is to blame.

Reserve Bank holds off, lays ground rules for next cut

Reserve Bank holds off, lays ground rules for next cut

The Reserve Bank declined to cut rates yesterday but flagged that unless unemployment falls, monetary policy will ease.

Will Trump tip the Reserve Bank’s hand on a rate cut?

Will Trump tip the Reserve Bank’s hand on a rate cut?

The RBA has been watching Trump’s trade war threats for some time. Will his recent comments affect today's decision?

Interest rates decision down to the wire as NAB pleads profit

Interest rates decision down to the wire as NAB pleads profit

Major banks increased interest rates because their borrowing costs went up -- but left them there when costs went back down again. Now NAB is complaining an interest rate cut will hurt its profits.

The plot twist few saw coming in the ‘rate cut looms’ drama

The plot twist few saw coming in the ‘rate cut looms’ drama

The Reserve Bank has been watching unemployment closely to decide if interest rates needed to be cut. But now, inflation has thrown a spanner in the works by falling in the March quarter, reflecting a weakening economy.

The dominant story of the election is weak household income

The dominant story of the election is weak household income

The only economic issue in the coming election should be household income and how wages policy can lift it.

Frydenberg shapes budget in a statistical fog

Frydenberg shapes budget in a statistical fog

The Reserve Bank has the luxury of waiting for new data to clarify the state of the economy, but Josh Frydenberg has had to prepare the budget amid general confusion about whether the economy is slowing.

Coalition’s big tax credentials confirmed by Reserve Bank

Coalition’s big tax credentials confirmed by Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank has confirmed that income taxes have risen far more quickly than usual in recent years, demonstrating the Coalition's claim to being the big tax party of Australian politics.