The IMF is upbeat about Australia’s growth prospects, as is our central bank, but fear about a housing bubble and a lack of growth in full-time jobs is cause for concern, writes Richard Holden.
In its appointment of new president Grant King, the Business Council of Australia looks set to double down on its failed strategy instead of genuinely doing things differently, writes Lindy Edwards.
Are the optimistic growth projections in the budget a work of fantasy, asks Richard Holden.
The lack of evidence of the long-trusted relationship between the labour market and GDP growth is particularly puzzling, writes Richard Holden.
Rivers in many agriculturally significant areas of Australia could lose water as the landscape grows greener, write Anna Ukkola and Albert Van Dijk.
Today’s GDP figures showing anaemic growth is further evidence that secular stagnation has hit Australia, says Richard Holden from the UNSW Business School.