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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a campaign rally. They’ll have to shore up a weakening economy. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Their biggest challenge? Avoiding a recession

Frydenberg and Morrison will have to switch from boasting about the economy to fixing it, quickly.
Good economic times have allowed us to become complacent, meaning conditions are ripe. Shutterstock

Australia’s populist moment has arrived

It's been 27 years since our last recession. Conditions are ripe for a populist revolt when the next one arrives.
At least in the movies, Superman is getting less productive. We are scarcely any more productive than we were two years ago, and it is weighing on wages. Shutterstock

Unlocking Australia’s productivity paradox. Why things aren’t that super

In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia's productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.

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