Vital signs

greens leader adam bandt at a lectern saying 'green new deal'

Taxing super profits sounds like a a good idea, but it’s hard to get right and there might be better ways to get more company tax.

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.

sydney harbour bridge surrounded by fog

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

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.

protest

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

crash test dummies

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

factory

To drive living standards upward we need new technologies to relentlessly improve productivity.

scott morrison

The RBA shouldn't be spooked into raising interest rates, but the prospect of inflation in the next few years is an important consideration for central banks around the world.

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Guy Debelle

The bank's decision to focus on just one thing puts the onus on the government to take action to rein in home prices.

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