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Australia has two options to keep out of recession, neither of them easy. The government will have to abandon its determination to get the budget into surplus.

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Australia has not been in recession for 27 years. Here's a reminder of the basics.

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Stalling consumer spending is a major factor behind this morning's figures, says UNSW Business School's Richard Holden.

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Back in 2008, Australia got lucky. We are unlikely to get lucky again when the seemingly unending economic growth finally ends.

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To really understand the risks in the economic outlook, it is important to step back from a story-telling approach and take an an objective look at the data, writes James Morely.

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Europe is in a major bind. The only way to make Greece, Spain and Portugal competitive is to force major adjustments upon them, writes Ross Buckley.