Richard Holden

vaccination hub

Australia could again fall into the trap of false economies by opening up too soon.

masked people on a walk

The unemployment decline isn’t as impressive as it first appears, and wages growth remains sluggish.

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe

The independence of Australia’s central bank doesn’t make it infallible. It should welcome peer review.

people look in amazement at a crystal ball

Ironically, it is the “ivory-tower” economists who tend to do the most interesting, and valuable, work.

a woman in a city at night waves to her ride share vehicle

Uber’s downsides are well publicised, but it may have a big social benefit in helping to reduce the incidence of drunk driving.

sydney harbour bridge surrounded by fog

The last time Australia's unemployment rate was below 5% was June 2011.

covid cleaning crew in a community mall

Pitting health against the economy is a false dichotomy.

Philip Lowe, an Australian economist who is the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

The Reserve Bank governor's 'forward guidance' risks him not adapting to changing circumstances, or undermining his credibility.

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The nice way to describe a new study suggesting lockdowns haven't saved lives is that it’s 'brave'.

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Australia appears to have cracked the case on teen driver safety by restricting late-night passengers.

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