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In the lead up to the budget, the story of crisis has been hammered home, but there’s more to a country than its structural deficit. So how is Australia doing overall, asks Raja Junankar.

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The Abbott government is lining itself up as a purist in the neoclassical economics camp and business and the unemployed alike won't be spared, writes Lindy Edwards. 

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Despite a topsy turvy global economy, inflation has remained stable in Australia and we should expect more of the same, writes James Morley. 

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We live in an unprecedented time in human history where the limits to population growth and economic development are in clear sight, write Bruce Henry and Isaac Donnelly.

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Time will tell if the Productivty Commission’s assessment on lifting the retirement age will galvanise constructive debate and action, writes Rafal Chomik. 

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Tony Abbott deserves credit for understanding that now is not the time for a balanced budget crusade, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Tony Abbott’s about-face on delivering a surplus in his first term is smart politics and good policy, writes Geoffrey Garrett.

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The Prime Minister is right to point out that the slowing Chinese economy is to blame for Australia's downturn. But his "end of the China boom" slogan only tells half the story, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Australia has an export base that is spread far and wide across the globe but concentrated enough in the bigger markets for exporters to get a good bang for their buck, writes Tim Harcourt.

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The DHL Export Barometer can give us a good indication of the long-term issues affecting the business community, and any global risks or opportunities on the horizon, writes Tim Harcourt.

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