While many market observers blame growing concerns about inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be fears that the economy is about to slow.
Weak Australian inflation and housing credit data mean the Reserve Bank is unlikely to move on interest rates.
In the lead-up to the federal budget, the government has made a number of significant and sometimes surprising policy announcements.
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said Australian wages growth is at record lows. Is that true?