Former Austrade chief economist Tim Harcourt reflects on the quirky and kind Tim Fischer.
If we really want to close the gender pay gap, we need to talk about traps we fall into at home.
With a relatively low debt to GDP ratio, Australia was never at risk of becoming Greece. But Germany, with negative interest rates and scant prospects for economic growth, is an open question.
India's Moon shot isn't just about prestige. As launch costs fall, the space economy is poised to boom. A lengthening list of nations is eyeing the sky.
Data from a workplace barometer study show more than a quarter of employees felt depressed often, a half said depression affected their lives and for 8% life was "very or extremely difficult".
Better data would tell us more about the ultrawealthy, but they really do seem to be growing more wealthy, more quickly, than the rest of us.
Not only do we not tax inheritances, we actually subsidise them, making the already well off even better off.
"The need for change is undeniable," says Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, issuing a timetable for dealing with recommendations from the royal commission into banking, superannuation and financial services.
A new Grattan Institute study finds that for the first time in a long time, young Australians are no better off than those who came before, and are likely to do worse.
Precedent suggests that what's happened in the US will lead to a recession, but maybe it'll be different this time.
Liberal senator Andrew Bragg is one of the Coalition backbenchers who oppose the scheduled superannuation guarantee rise to 12%. They are looking to the retirement incomes inquiry to leverage change.
The progress we were making has been slowed or reversed, at exactly the wrong time.
The High Court of Australia has given the Australia Taxation Office a green light to use leaked information about Glencore and offshore tax havens.
Beijing's view of the rule of law is very different to what most of the rest of the world understands.
The decision of Suncorp to dump coal, just months after the re-election of the Morrison government, makes it clear that insurers can't afford wishful thinking.
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The Reserve Bank's best case scenario is that its forecasts are wrong.
The ethics of specifically targeting children with a collectibles promotional campaign are questionable.
Illegality doesn't matter when you've kneecapped the umpire who would have enforced the rules.
Australia has more to fear than most countries from a global trade and currency war. All eyes will be on the Reserve Bank governor Friday as he attempts to outline what might happen.
Department stores are collapsing. The internet is part of the problem, but so too is the hollowing out of the middle class.
President Trump's decision to slap tariffs on US$300 billion of China's exports has set up a currency war that has engulfed Australia.
Only an optimist would expect prices to fall after a series of announcements, some of which are to "consider" doing something.
Claiming "there are jobs out there for those who want them" is cheap rhetoric glossing over the reality of unemployment.
If breast milk was made in factories, we'd count it in the GDP.