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We certainly have an enormous commodities boom. The Aussie dollar did rally initially, up until the beginning of this year, and has come off a bit since then.
by Michael Knox - 25/10/2021
Today the US economy still remains important despite its gross domestic product (GDP) declining from 40 percent of world output in 1960 to 24 per cent by 2019.
by Chris Lewis - 11/10/2021 - 4 comments
To be effective, a government should identify the problems it wants to tackle, specify what it will do about them, implement relevant policies, then carry a majority of the public with it.
by Tony Abbott - 4/10/2021 - 13 comments
An atmosphere of self-congratulation and excited claims tends to obscure the true state of play in Australia’s renewable energy industry. There’s a long way to go and outputs will need to rise many times faster to meet clean energy ambitions.
by Tom Biegler - 30/09/2021 - 19 comments
Given Latin America's long history of fiscal instability, banking collapses, and failed economic advisors, bitcoin promises an unorthodox form of insulation from shock.
by Binoy Kampmark - 16/09/2021 - 3 comments
Disability pensions in Australia, where entering into a relationship can be a poverty sentence
by Tristan Ewins - 25/08/2021 - 15 comments
Talk of 'aspiration' clouds the fact Labor's new tax policy favours the top 10% at the expense of everyone else.
by Tristan Ewins - 19/08/2021 - 12 comments
The star performer since Covid has been greater Brisbane, which added 25,000 full time jobs, followed by the rest of Queensland.
by Ross Elliott - 16/08/2021 - 2 comments
The current timber shortage reflects both a lack of sufficient supply of local plantation softwood (pine) and insufficient imports of hardwood sawn timber.
by Mark Poynter - 2/08/2021 - 24 comments
Despite all the debate and discussion about Covid-19 and working from home (WFH), the increase in the overall proportion of people working from home won't be as great as much of the media might have you think.
by Ross Elliott - 14/07/2021 - 3 comments
Ominously there will be a decline in the proportion of working Australians (the number of people working to support school/ welfare recipients).
by Keith Suter - 13/07/2021 - 26 comments
Even with youth unemployment out at 10.5 percent, with the Reserve Bank of Australia warning unemployment is likely to worsen, rural Australia’s most pressing problem is a chronic shortage of labour.
by Murray Hunter - 9/07/2021 - 25 comments


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