- Who stole your weekend?
Commentators are spruiking the idea of an IR ‘assault’ on our weekends but the reality is Australia’s productivity is a disaster and it’s a good thing workers can be flexible.
- Australian average wages
Australian average wages and selected wage classifications in real terms, 1989 to 2009 and a snapshot of the larger trends both in Australia and overseas.
- The death of peak oil
Forget declining oil. The rise of shale energy in North America is producing a profound transformation of energy markets that could herald the second coming of the United States.
- Labor’s attack on the middle class
Federal budget attacks on middle and upper income Australia have taken effect on the economy and will make it increasingly difficult for Labor to win the next election.
- Understanding the financial crisis
One of the simplest yet comprehensive explanations about the origins of the financial crisis.
- Health insurance rebate to be slashed
Up to two million people will have their health insurance rebate reduced or terminated from 1st July 2012.
- Where the money lies
The rich are getting richer, the poor poorer, banks fail and the tax payer bails them out. What exactly is going on and what you can do about it.
- Putting retail confidence to the test
Australia’s retailers may be celebrating record Boxing Day sales but as the festive cheer wears off, we will realise the world still has several problems to solve before confidence can be restored.
- Council rates skyrocket
Some regions have seen rate rises more than double inflation in just 5 years and more is to come. We investigate where the money is going.
- Water prices on the rise
Water bills are soaring and while nationwide drought-proofing is part of the story key reasons are all too human.
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