Growth

Side on view of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

The dominant forces in the Coalition seem to have learnt their lesson: Australia’s economy still needs serious budget support.

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Without academic freedom and rule of law it’s hard to see how China’s economy can continue to grow so fast.

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The treasurer says 2018 was a year of two halves, but there were signs of a downturn well before mid year.

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'Economic Growth, Technology and Structural Change' course by Associate Professor Peter Kriesler receives 'Ideas Worth Teaching' award.

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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.

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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.

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Are the optimistic growth projections in the budget a work of fantasy, asks Richard Holden.

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The lack of evidence of the long-trusted relationship between the labour market and GDP growth is particularly puzzling, writes Richard Holden.

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Rivers in many agriculturally significant areas of Australia could lose water as the landscape grows greener, write Anna Ukkola and Albert Van Dijk.

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Today’s GDP figures showing anaemic growth is further evidence that secular stagnation has hit Australia, says Richard Holden from the UNSW Business School.