economy

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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.

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The prime minister road-tested an avalanche of slogans on Wednesday, some of them clearly false.

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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.

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From higher mortgages to hoarding outdated technologies, how will the government’s current stance on climate change affect the economy for Australians?

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Governments are spending at unprecedented levels. Where does this money come from, and are governments saddling young people with too much debt?

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Australia is not yet seeing the level of business closures predicted for when JobKeeper and other support measures ended, say UNSW Business academics.

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Without greater urgency on vaccinations, Australia's full economic recovery is still at least nine months away.

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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.

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The current economic crisis has exposed the decay in Australia’s manufacturing capability and highlighted the need for increased investment in innovation.

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Australia’s $300 billion coronavirus deficit has been called 'eye-watering' and may take decades to pay back, but who exactly is Australia in debt to?

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