Several solutions can help to mitigate the demand and need for wages to be linked to inflation, writes UNSW Business School's Mark Humphrey-Jenner.
True wages growth, and true price growth, is probably less than the official figures suggest – meaning there’s no need for alarm about inflation in Australia.
The prime minister road-tested an avalanche of slogans on Wednesday, some of them clearly false.
When COVID-19 struck, Australia’s Treasury didn’t have the luxury of years of work, refinement and debate to develop JobKeeper. It had to perform battlefield surgery.
From higher mortgages to hoarding outdated technologies, how will the government’s current stance on climate change affect the economy for Australians?
Governments are spending at unprecedented levels. Where does this money come from, and are governments saddling young people with too much debt?
Australia is not yet seeing the level of business closures predicted for when JobKeeper and other support measures ended, say UNSW Business academics.
Without greater urgency on vaccinations, Australia's full economic recovery is still at least nine months away.
After federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg recently talked up the benefits of a potential COVID-19 baby boom, two UNSW economists examine the economic merits of having more children.
The current economic crisis has exposed the decay in Australia’s manufacturing capability and highlighted the need for increased investment in innovation.