Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.
Learning to live with COVID.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
Wednesday’s national accounts show the Australian economy entered the delta storm in a better position than any other developed country’s.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is doing what it can to push back against lobby groups’ over-inflated claims of job creation — but it can’t stop people misusing its figures.
Things looked good, although we were still cautious at the end of March. Our national accounts are prepared with a lag.
Businesses won’t employ more people unless they are prepared to invest. Figures out on Thursday suggest they are.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Director of the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis, Dr Laine Dare discuss the week in politics.
Economic activity has returned to almost what it was before the crisis, but to nowhere near were it would have been were it not for the crisis.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon
Our economy remains far weaker than it was a year ago and far weaker than it would have been had spending not collapsed.
Without a jump in consumer spending the recovery will be slow, and that’s in doubt.
Chris Bowen on the recession, aged care and priorities for health policy.
Michelle Grattan sits down with shadow health minister Chris Bowen
It’s the worst since the Great Depression and it isn’t clear there’s a path out.
It’s far too early to declare victory. The need for conventional economic stimulus has just begun.
Incomes climbed as we snapped our wallets shut in the March quarter. The June quarter will be much, much worse.
Far too much hangs on whether Australia is “technically” in a recession. It might be skewing the design of our coronavirus support measures.
This service sector recession can’t be fought with infrastructure programs. Tour guides are ill-suited to building high-speed trains.
Treasury will update the nation on the likely impact of the coronavirus on Thursday.
Some households have shared disproportionately in the growing national wealth, but GNP fails to reflect the disparity in gains across economic groups.
The situation with Naomi Wolf is another case of Angus Taylor being sloppy with facts and refusing to clean up his mess quickly.