A new report suggests temporary migration doesn't harm wages and employment — but the experience of foreign students and working holidaymakers is entirely ignored.
Crikey readers discuss the economic downturn, the state of the Senate and school funding
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.
At a time when unions should be on the front foot and pushing for structural changes to address wage stagnation, figures like John Setka play into right-wing campaigns to demonise the union movement.
The federal election might ensure that jobs growth stays strong for another month — but eventually it will succumb to gravity.
Even with Labor's incoming support, the government's plan to give tax cuts to the wealthy won't prop up a lagging economy beset by poor growth and stagnant wages.
Josh Frydenberg says there are "domestic challenges" to economic growth. The main challenge is one he and his government has created, and it's smashing the economy.
Australia now has a real productivity crisis. So where's the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied the fake crisis claimed to have happened under Labor?
The 2019 election showed how powerful economic interests could thwart attempts to erode their privileges and rorts via scare campaigns.