Too often the government's economic plans have relied on overly optimistic expectations of future growth.
Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Christopher Pyne says he will release his ‘inner revolutionary’ to help make Australia’s economy more innovative.
Australia's economic complexity is declining and it's not a good thing.
New Prime Minister and former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is no stranger to the NBN.
New research shows Australia will be better off with the NBN than it would have been without it.
It may take a magic wand from the RBA (or the Turnbull government) for Australia to escape a recession.
Volatility is not going away any time soon, and if the US Fed decision plays the wrong way on the Australian dollar, our central bank could soon be back in the jawboning business.
Time for some fresh thinking.
To successfully achieve his goal of boosting Australian prosperity, new PM Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison will need to bust some myths about economic reform.
Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott: unable to successfully argue the case for economic reform?
Tony Abbott says sound economic management is in the DNA of the Liberals. So what went wrong?
Malcolm Turnbull is facing a difficult set of economic circumstances.
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What can Turnbull do to deliver the kind of outstanding economic leadership he says Australia needs? His first step will be to acknowledge the economic problems Australia is currently facing.
Perhaps this is not technically a recession, but certainly it looks, smells, and feels a lot like one.
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Technically, Australia isn't in recession; but data shows we are effectively in a situation of negative growth.
Despite the slowdown in China, Josh Frydenberg says that there are strong signs for the Australian economy.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg talks to Michelle Grattan about Syria, Australia's humanitarian refugee intake, the economy, and much more.
Treasurer Joe Hockey said Australia is not heading for a recession.
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Australia has had 24 years of consistent growth. Is it all about to come to a crashing end?
Commonwealth Bank shareholders continue to be rewarded with high dividends, despite the bank needing to raise capital.
Australian companies are paying more of their profits out as dividends, and if it continues it will hurt our economy.
What goes around comes around –
New circular thinking, access to abundant solar energy and supporting new technology could provide a competitive advantage for Australian industries.
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Australia’s relative share of global economic opportunity derived from smarter use of materials, energy and water could be $26 billion each year by 2025. Here are four ways Australia could make the most of the circular economy boom.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind coal mining, arguing coal is ‘good for humanity’.
Despite the divestment movement gaining ground, the share prices of our major coal miners suggest there's still strong investor support.
Owning a home will remain just a dream for many Australians.
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Treasurer Joe Hockey doesn't believe Sydney housing is unaffordable. The data suggests otherwise.
Treasurer Joe Hockey is hoping budget measures aimed at small business translate to economic growth.
Business confidence might be up after the budget, but there are more reliable measures of what's really driving the economy.
When NSW Premier Mike Baird met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, it signalled new opportunities for Australian states.
Following in the footpath of China, India is seeking new state to state tie-ups. Australia should answer the call.
Australia has committed to a long-term global average temperature increase to no more than two degrees Celsius – yet often envisions a future in which its is a major coal exporter.
When it comes to climate change and Australia's economic future, different crystal balls can produce vastly different results.
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s failure to talk about basic measures of the economy in his second budget speech is telling.
A budget speech that fails to discuss basic measures of how the economy going is revealing in itself. Joe Hockey is the first treasurer since at least 1981 not to mention GDP.
Monetary policy is more nimble than fiscal policy.
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A neutral fiscal policy stance should be the general rule for Australia. It is unwise to attempt to use the federal budget to manage economic growth.
Treasurer Joe Hockey and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann speak to media during the 2015 budget lockup.
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The impact of 2015 budget measures delivered by the government pale into insignificance when compared with the external factors hurting the budget bottom line.