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Chief economist update: When monetary and fiscal policies don't meet
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 8 OCT 2019
... eye with the conduct of government and monetary policies, there is no meeting of the minds between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (and his Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg) and Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe. A report by the ...
Retirement income under review
HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 27 SEP 2019
... competitiveness of the super system earlier this year, which called for a review of the retirement income system. In July, Prime Minister Scott Morrison maintained the retirement income review would not be bound by the government and would be open to ...
Chief economist update: Morrison, Frydenberg cannot have their surplus and eat it too
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 26 SEP 2019
... curb loans" - uttered by Australian Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (September 26). In a sentence, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Treasurer Josh Frydenberg are willing Australian banks to lend, lend and lend. Never mind, the dynamic ...
Members' interests bill sits on the precipice
HARRISON WORLEY  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 SEP 2019
... Kelly, Andrew Hastie, Barnaby Joyce and Jason Falinski. "We are now seeing members of the coalition, including the Prime Minister and Treasurer, prevaricating on whether the scheduled increase in the superannuation guarantee to 12% will go ahead. "They ...
Senate creates committee on fintech, regtech
KRISTI CHENG  |  THURSDAY, 12 SEP 2019
... the wake of the Hayne Royal Commission. At a Q&A session at the Institute of Public Administration last month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke about how regtech could demystify the regulatory process of all three layers of Australian government. ...
Chief economist update: 'Paradox of Thrift' in action
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 SEP 2019
... 2007 to 79.0 by July 2008) - the frog was dropped into boiling water. That got Kevin 07's (then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd) attention, didn't it? As headlined in The Age (14 October 2008): "Rudd unveils $10.4b stimulus plan" that "includes ...
Chief economist update: Economy slows to decade low but still tops the pops
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 5 SEP 2019
There were no back-patting and self-congratulatory remarks this time from Australia's Prime Minister and Treasurer for the Australian National Accounts show that it wasn't a "wonderful set of numbers". Instead, with economic growth slowing to ...
Chief economist update: The fear of Brexit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 29 AUG 2019
... Yes Virginia, you know where I'm going with this. Brexit - the "no-deal" variety - is all but assured. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement suspending Parliament from September 11th to October 14th - when the Queen of England agreed ...
New Zealand maintains pension age
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 27 AUG 2019
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is firmly keeping the eligible pension age at 65 years old as other countries make it tougher to qualify for the pension. In an interview with Radio New Zealand, the leader of the Labour Party argued that if ...
Chief economist update: What price Australian budget surplus?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 27 AUG 2019
... "promise" that has eluded four Federal Treasurers - Wayne Swan, Chris Bowen, Joe Hockey, and Scott Morrison (now prime minister) - before him. According to the Budget Papers 2019-2020, Australia's underlying cash balance would be A$7.1 billion (0.4% ...
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