In the September quarter, household living standards fell as rate rises continued to hurt. And then in November the RBA decided to hurt them again.
It is time for the Government to stop using land use figures to make their greenhouse gas emission projections look better than they really are.....
In a tight labour market, approving new coal and gas mines is not just bad for the climate, it also raises the cost of public infrastructure projects.
The Tasmanian salmon industry talks a big game about its importance to the economy, but it is rather quiet when it comes to paying tax
The RBA now expects real wages to grow much slower than they were predicting in August, and it means it will take many more years to recover what has been lost in the past three....
When you combine the increase in interest rates and falling real wages, you get a picture of households being hit two ways.
Enterprise agreements lodged in the past 3 months have helped recover some lost income for workers.
The evidence is clear – our current policies and targets are insufficient to prevent dangerous global warming, and not aligned with latest scientific research.
Don’t be scared by claims Australia is being inundated by migrants
Stronger wage growth will deliver more money to workers and also improve the budget position buy delivering more tax revenue
Enterprise agreements are now delivering strong wage growth and good outcomes for workers...
The Stage 3 tax cuts cost too much, deliver little benefit to those who need it, and leave Australia less fair. We propose 4 ways to make Stage 3 Better
The latest data of enterprise agreements shows just how necessary were the changes to the bargaining system made last year, as the number of workers covered by EBA’s remains low.......
Strong wage growth from enterprise agreements shows the importance of the government’s reforms.
Western Australia’s rising emissions means the efforts by other states to reduce emissions are being cancelled out.
Australia has higher incarceration rates for Indigenous men than is the case in the USA for either Black Americans or Native Americans.
Some recent strong wage growth in enterprise agreements bodes well for workers
In the past year the number of people working more than one job has risen 7%.
The three months to June saw one the biggest ever falls in the government’s measure of well-being.
We often hear how important fossil-fuel mining is for jobs, but the reality is sport is a much greater employer.
The average wage growth in enterprise agreements shows that workers continue to see their real wages fall.
Australian’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising and with each month the path ahead becomes harder and more costly.
Jim Chalmers suggests the superannuation system is the intergenerational “genius” but it really means providing more support for wealthier people who do not need it.
Australia’s population is set to age, but that does not mean we need to go without – we just need to be honest about paying for it.
Australia not only is a low taxing nation, it now taxes less compared to the OECD than in the past – that will need to change if we are to provide the services Australians want.
The forecast of productivity growth in the Intergenerational Report is not all doom and gloom – but it will be if workers continue to receive less than their fair share of the benefits. . .
It is now 3 years since real wages have increased
The latest figures of wage growth in enterprise agreements show that wages continue to grow by much less than inflation
The Australian Government would like the other states to help offset the Northern Territory emissions. That’s a big ask given the NT is already the heaviest emitter of CO2 per capita in the world_
Off the Charts is curated by Greg Jericho, Chief Economist at the Australia Institute and the Centre for Future Work.
Luciana Lawe Davies Media Adviser