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Work for the Dole a Band-Aid solution

business & finance

Work for the Dole a Band-Aid solution

The Abbott Government’s proposal for a work for the dole scheme is yet another win for economic zealotry over proven policy reform.

Is Australia due for a recession?

business & finance

Is Australia due for a recession?

The Australian economy is entering its 24th year without a recession, as we move into the second half of 2014.

Falling Real Wages

business & finance

Falling Real Wages

It is rare in Australia to see falls in real wages but in the last six months the annual rate of inflation has been higher than the rate at which…

Prepare for Government Economic Rhetoric Change

business & finance

Prepare for Government Economic Rhetoric Change

Get set for a change in rhetoric from Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his government on the performance of the economy.

AAA Rating

business & finance

AAA Rating

Let’s get over our obsession with the budget surplus and AAA rating and invest in the future.

 

Another year of expansion

business & finance

Another year of expansion

The economy has started 2014 on a strong footing, although there remain quite divergent trends within the changing composition of that growth.

Joe Hockey: Treasury or Trickery?

business & finance

Joe Hockey: Treasury or Trickery?

In the move to a budget surplus, how much is Joe Hockey’s prowess as Treasurer and how much is trickery?

Checks and Balances

business & finance

Checks and Balances

Interest rates in Australia are about to increase, perhaps by quite a lot.

Abbott’s threat to productivity

business & finance

Abbott’s threat to productivity

From an economic perspective, there has been a very disconcerting start to Tony Abbott’s Prime Ministership.

Housing: The Temperature Is Rising

business & finance

Housing: The Temperature Is Rising

The RBA may need to deal with the ongoing rise in house prices through policy change, shifting the imbalance in the economy away from housing towards a different sector.

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