The treasurer says 2018 was a year of two halves, but there were signs of a downturn well before mid year.
We've been in the dark about how we use our time for more than a decade. It's the decade that saw the rise of the smartphone, streaming and social media.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest analysis of the impact of government benefits and taxes on household income shows this reduces income inequality by more than 40% in Australia.
The people who have the most to gain from the extraordinary resources of the internet are missing out, including those not employed, older Australians and migrants from non-English speaking countries.
Weak Australian inflation and housing credit data mean the Reserve Bank is unlikely to move on interest rates.
The squeeze on wealth in the middle class by those at the top is a long established trend in international inequality data. But the ABS doesn't provide this information.
The same-sex marriage postal survey gave Australians a chance to create data for social change. And that's rare.
In the last few years, significant resources have been devoted to changing attitudes towards domestic violence – so why aren’t the numbers going down?
Business conditions aren't translating to confidence, despite growing profits and jobs.
Politics Podcast: Mathias Cormann on the same-sex marriage postal survey.
Since announcing that the ABS would be responsible for carrying out the same-sex marriage postal survey, Mathias Cormann has had no shortage of questions.
The key question in a legal challenge to the 'postal plebiscite' is whether information about Australians’ opinions on same-sex marriage constitutes 'statistical information'.
The two major sources of data show conflicting trends on income inequality.
New ABS figures on film, TV and digital gaming show that subscription broadcasters and online content creators are booming. Yet local content quotas only apply to free-to-air broadcasters.
Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s but the type of meat consumed has changed significantly. Chicken and pork both now far outstrip beef, mutton and lamb.
Q&A between the University of Melbourne's Joshua Healy and The McKell Institute's Edward Cavanough about methodologies for estimating the impact of the proposed Sunday penalty rate cuts.
ABS figures show that Australia's appetite for faster broadband is growing apace.
Melbourne is Australia's most rapidly growing city, a title it wrested from Perth around 2013-14. Several of Australia's big cities are growing well above the national average population growth rate.
Estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that the number of direct full-time equivalent jobs in renewable energy activities has continued to fall from its 2011-12 peak.
Women living in high financial stress and those who have a disability or chronic health condition are most at risk of economic abuse.
When we don't factor in the environment in our economic decision making, we aren't getting an acurate picture of what's happening. Australia needs to adopt more environmental economics.