Australia needs more housing and is getting more migrants. But we need more of those migrants to be able to help build those houses.
The Conversation’s expert 00panel expects inflation to continue to fall, but more gradually, and it expects the RBA to be slow in responding. Unemployment should climb and economic growth weaken.
In our first podcast of 2024, Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor discusses the tax broken promise, where the economy is heading, falling inflation, and more.
A large majority of Australian taxpayers will benefit from the revised tax package, despite the impact of bracket creep over the next decade. But long term, these tax cuts come at a high price.
Several years on from the pandemic, the demand for new cars still outstrips supply. But turning to the second hand market is not the solution.
On one measure the latest inflation rate is just 3.4%, within spitting distance of the Reserve Bank’s 2–3% target.
A buyer could have to pay GST on a ‘substantially renovated’ home, but there’s often uncertainty about whether a renovation counts as substantial or not. A simple test could resolve the issue.
High earners aren’t particularly highly taxed by historical standards, and the earlier stage didn’t do much for low earners.
An ANU economic model finds even among the highest earning households, the policy change produces more winners than losers.
As a person now closing in on retirement, I admit I had no idea in my 20s how much my future, and the futures of those close to me, would depend on my superannuation savings.
Understanding how key dietary nutrients move around the world within traded food gives us a better picture of global population health – and how the wealth gap between countries affects it.
New Zealand has dropped six points on the main global index of perceived corruption. To turn that around, the government must guard against state capture by vested interests.
Some of the scenarios are optimistic. but the one I think is most likely isn’t. It’s a return to the stagnant world we had before COVID.
The official figures tell us inflation is 5.4%. But for working families, it’s actually 9%. Yet there is some good news ahead.
Regulations protecting children in hazardous jobs are insufficient or non-existent, leaving, a significant part of the Australian workforce open to exploitation.
Four years after working from home was introduced, employers are using various incentives, some say ultimatums, to get workers back into the office.
Profits, not social justice, appear to be why the big grocers are dropping support for Australia Day. But creating a distraction when they’re being criticised for high prices is also possible.
Supermarket pricing is a big story but let’s forget the media coverage, the politician sound bytes and the corporate PR for a moment. What are ordinary Australians saying about supermarket pricing?
The World Economic Forum was once about spreading wealth. But in the past three years, the wealth of the world’s top five billionaires has more than doubled while 60% of humanity has grown poorer.
Deaths have exceeded births by 3 million over the past two years. China’s working-age population is set to plunge to one-fifth of its peak.