Vital signs

superannuation

The inquiry will find we force workers to sacrifice income, pay tens of billions in super tax concessions, and still pay out one in every ten dollars of government earnings on pensions.

building construction

Record low interest rates will almost certainly drive up property prices. But they will also drive down unemployment and boost investment generally.

USA China relations

It will take skilled diplomacy for Australia to keep both China and the US happy, but it is important to do so.

internet speed test

The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.

Big Short

Michael Burry was right about the bubble that caused the Global Financial Crisis. He's wrong about the next bubble being passive investment.

Melbourne

More than good management and more than good luck, we've been blessed by delightfully fortunate timing.

warehouse

The government can help boost business investment, but it would take a boost in government investment and would keep the budget in deficit.

Germany sad

With a relatively low debt to GDP ratio, Australia was never at risk of becoming Greece. But Germany, with negative interest rates and scant prospects for economic growth, is an open question.

Australia economy

The progress the Australian economy was making has been slowed or reversed, at exactly the wrong time.

money windfall

A bold government would have delivered stages one, two and three of the tax cuts at once. Boldness is what we need.

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