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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.

josh frydenberg

Inflation, interest rates and booming mining royalties give the Morrison government scope to ignore the deficit daleks.

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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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Without greater urgency on vaccinations, Australia's full economic recovery is still at least nine months away.

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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.

Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen is the perfect choice to tackle the worst economic crisis in a century, and the problems that lie beyond.

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Australia faces a carbon tax being imposed on it by its trading partners. It's time to get ahead of the curve.

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A high unemployment rate isn't just bad for individuals without a job, and the costs aren't just financial.

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There's a strong case for more strategic local manufacturing. There's little case for making cars and trains in Australia.

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