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The Australian Economy: Whither To From Here?

By Alan Austin: Independent Australia. The latest official data on Australia’s economy reveals serious structural problems making all workers poorer, as Alan Austin reports. A RECENT EMAIL from the office of Dr Jim Chalmers mysteriously lost the first letter of his title, thus describing… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg “superior economic managers”? Not according to the International Monetary Fund

Alan Austin: Michael West Media. It may be the only campaign tactic they have left, and it’s a lie, but the media laps it up and Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg are flogging it hard. That’s the claim that the… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Conservatives Peddle Themselves as Good Economic Managers. You’ve Got To Be Joking.

By Alan Austin: Michael West Media. The Coalition as “superior economic managers”? The data demonstrates the polar opposite. Alan Austin looks at the leading measures of economic performance over 10 years and finds Australia has slumped sharply against other nations. The bright… Continue Reading →

Australia Hits New Low on Corruption Transparency International Index

By Alan Austin: Michael West Media. The decline of political and corporate standards in Australia over recent years is not just in the imagination of some critics. Transparency International released its annual corruption report this month which gives Australia the lowest score… Continue Reading →

Beyond the Spin: Workers’ Share of Wealth Slumps to Record Low

By Alan Austin: Michael West Media. Workers now have the lowest share ever of the nation’s earnings. Under-employment is even worse now than it was late last year. Alan Austin looks behind the spin to report the true state of… Continue Reading →

Morrison Government Sets More ‘Worst Ever’ Economic Records

By Alan Austin: Independent Australia. Virtually every new data release confirms Australia’s economic demise under Prime Minister Morrison and Treasurer Frydenberg. Alan Austin updates the tally of disastrous outcomes. INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IS at an all-time low. As is Australia’s net worth and its global… Continue Reading →

The Australian Government Led By Scott Morrison Sets Records in Economic Mismanagement

Part One: Alan Austin. Independent Australia. As the Coalition approaches the eighth anniversary of its election, Alan Austin surveys some of this regime’s most destructive records. THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT passed its third anniversary last week. The Coalition will soon celebrate eight years… Continue Reading →

The Economy is Still Booming for the Rich Despite the Pandemic

By Alan Austin with Independent Australia These times are financially stressful for many Australians, but not everyone. Alan Austin examines indicators showing the sectors still dining out. AUSTRALIA’S TREASURER Josh Frydenberg conceded glumly to the Canberra press club last month that “this is a difficult… Continue Reading →

Government Debt Was Deepening Rapidly – well before COVID-19

By Alan Austin The Coalition won the 2013 federal election beating their chest about Labor’s “debt and deficit”. Thanks to COVID-19, we’re unlikely to see a surplus in our lifetime or our children’s. But, let’s not forget that the current… Continue Reading →

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