Was Barnaby Joyce’s international comparison correct?
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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said backpackers would be better off working in Australia with a 19% tax than in New Zealand, England and Canada. Is that true? And what would a 15% or 10.5% tax mean?
Not enough cranes?
Construction slumps to its lowest level since 2010, and the US Fed remains divided on its next interest rate hike.
The ASX200 closed down 2% on the day of the US election.
Global markets are spooked - and with good reason.
Reading between the lines of RBA Governor Philip Lowe’s latest comments it’s clear he has confidence in Australia’s banks.
The Australian economy continues to show some positive signs, but there are pockets of weakness and cause for concern every month.
Labor’s Chris Bowen says Australian workers are doing it tough.
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Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said Australian wages growth is at record lows. Is that true?
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison says interest rate cuts are a ‘matter for the RBA,’ but he doesn’t want them to fall any lower.
While Australia faces its greatest economic challenges in a generation, we are still waiting for the greatest economic reformers in a generation to arrive.
Scott Morrison said Australia has an earnings problem.
Federal treasurer Scott Morrison’s diagnosis of the risks and challenges confronting the Australian economy is hard to fault. But tackling those problems will require flexibility from the government.
Some heavy hitters think it’s time the RBA’s role shifted a little.
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon wants the RBA to focus on economic growth, and he's not alone.
The global economy may be more fragile than at any time since the financial crisis, Malcolm Turnbull said today.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's first major post-election economic speech revealed not a hint of awareness that large swathes of the electorate had been unpersuaded by his major policy programs.
Malcolm Turnbull sets about the business of his returned government with the Secretary of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Martin Parkinson.
With nearly 25 years of uninterrupted economic growth at risk of coming to an end, the new government must make budget repair a priority.
The good news is the post-Brexit market movements in high-yielding currencies have been relatively benign.
China will not be able to rescue Australia if another crisis hits.
Australia is one of a small number of countries that enjoy a AAA rating.
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Ratings agency S&P seems unconvinced of the Australian government's ability to reduce the budget deficit.
Stay or go - Britons will vote this week.
A British exit from the European Union will mean short term volatility on global markets, but the longer term outcomes are more uncertain.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen is worried about the slowdown in job creation.
Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the…
Sorry, but the glass is half empty.
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GDP growth that doesn't translate into income is no cause for celebration.
Was Nick Xenophon right about debt?
Independent senator Nick Xenophon told Q&A that foreign debt is approaching $1 trillion, up from $74 billion the previous year. Is that right?
Was Steven Ciobo right about Australia’s economic growth?
Trade Minister Steven Ciobo told Q&A viewers that Australia has had 25 years of continuous economic growth, and is the only country in the world with a period of growth that long. Is that true?
Unemployment figures don’t always tell the full story when it comes to the state of jobs in Australia.
Business Briefing: jobs and growth in an election.
What is the current state of jobs in this election campaign? This podcast explores what really creates jobs and whether or not politicians have much say in it.
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Watch out on budget day for how creative Treasury assumptions are on inflation.
Everyone wants to believe in unicorns…
They're the lines you sometimes hear before or after budgets from governments and commentators of all persuasions. The problem is they go against reality.