Richard Holden

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Christine Holgate's demise over luxury watches shows public-sector norms and private-sector competition don't mix well.

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Failing to address skyrocketing housing prices risks the future of young Australians and the financial system.

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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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It's not too late for Australia to repair our vaccine strategy, though we will never make up for the months lost.

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For an orderly transition from fossil fuels, Australia needs a carbon price to replace its hodgepodge of clumsy government interventions.

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The Reserve Bank has limitless access to Australian dollars and a reputation to protect.

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For once, centre-left economists are divided.

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Our continued recovery depends on how much we spend and how quickly we get the vaccine.

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The Reserve Bank should stick to its guns. Australia's economy still needs all the support it can get.

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Joe Biden's middling economic policies are a chance to cut through the bitter polarisation of US politics.

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