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Chief economist update: Splish splash, budget cash
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 OCT 2020
Budget 2020/21 winners will be singing hallelujah and losers crying "please sir, could I have some more" but the ultimate effect would be a boost.
Opposition in opposition: Labor responds
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2020
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has unsurprisingly spoken out against the Morrison government's federal budget, saying it has failed to create much needed jobs.
Funding for housing to decrease
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2020
The government announced it would increase funding in housing and community amenities by 32.2% in 2020-21, but will then reduce that spending by 35.5% by 2023-24.
Chief economist update: Winter of Europe's discontent
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2020
There must be something to the claims that weather plays a part in the life, death and transmission of the virus.
Tax concessions, infrastructure in focus for budget
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 2 OCT 2020
The Prime Minister has given an indication of what will be revealed in next week's federal budget with a focus on tax cuts and increased infrastructure spending.
Chief economist update: Morrison manufactures Australia's future
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 2 OCT 2020
A manufacturing renaissance would see the Australian economy become more self-sufficient and more resistant to disruptions in global trade and global supply chains.
Chief economist update: Pandemic, what pandemic?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 1 OCT 2020
The price of iron ore keeps going up and up and, as the biggest iron ore consumer in the world, much rests on China's success going forward as it could bring good tidings to all at a time when it's most needed.
Chief economist update: Australia's third arrow
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 SEP 2020
Despite the recent diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra, the Middle Kingdom's still supporting Australia's economy through trade.
Chief economist update: The W in the second wave
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 29 SEP 2020
It was starting to look like a V-shaped recovery as restrictions were eased over the Eurozone summer, but all that's occurred is a second wave of COVID-19 infections, as it looks set to resemble something closer to a W.
Chief economist update: Rents under covid
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 SEP 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented shock to the rental housing market, reducing demand for rental properties at the same time as supply has increased, according to the RBA.
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