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‘We’re in trouble’: Australia risks food insecurity, expert warns

‘We’re in trouble’: Australia risks food insecurity, expert warns

If Australia were cut off from global supply chains, we’d only have about five days’ worth of perishable food.

  • by Jessica Yun

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Fixing inflation isn’t hard. Returning to healthy growth is
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Fixing inflation isn’t hard. Returning to healthy growth is

For the Australian economy to escape the low-growth trap, businesses will need to not only employ more workers but also pay them a better wage.

  • by Ross Gittins
Inflation bites as pet food and veterinary bills rise

Inflation bites as pet food and veterinary bills rise

The cost increases are another added pressure on household budgets juggling other cost of living issues.

  • by Rachel Clun, Rebecca Sadique and Anthony Segaert
If working smarter comes from new ideas, it’s time we had some

If working smarter comes from new ideas, it’s time we had some

Many people think wanting higher “productivity” is just a flash way of saying you want production to increase. Wrong.

  • by Ross Gittins
A wounded environment leads to an unliveable economy
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A wounded environment leads to an unliveable economy

Without the environment, there wouldn’t be an economy. It’s increasingly apparent that we’ve hit the environment so hard, it’s started punching back.

  • by Ross Gittins
So much for the soft landing for house prices. It’s now a painful thud

So much for the soft landing for house prices. It’s now a painful thud

Having begun tightening monetary policy too late, the RBA’s catch-up is occurring at warp speed and borrowers can do little but brace for impact.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
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The RBA weapon that will help push rates up further

The RBA weapon that will help push rates up further

While there is a lot of focus on what the RBA and other central banks are doing with interest rates, in the background is another process that will also tighten financial conditions and help push rates even higher.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Meet the Russian architect of Putin’s economic counter-attack

Meet the Russian architect of Putin’s economic counter-attack

When sanctions made the Fortress Russia he helped build seem less impregnable, Maxim Oreshkin came up with a signature gambit to try and break the economic siege.

  • by Bloomberg News
Political throat-clearing no substitute for a real productivity agenda

Political throat-clearing no substitute for a real productivity agenda

Treasurer Jim Chalmers first big parliamentary statement provided an excellent summary of our economic woes. But it’s clear his reform agenda is still under construction.

  • by Jessica Irvine
The inflation fix: Protect profits, and hit workers and consumers
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The inflation fix: Protect profits, and hit workers and consumers

The primary source of the huge price rises we’ve seen is quite different to what we’re used to. It’s blockages in the supply of goods, caused by a perfect storm of global problems: the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and even climate change.

  • by Ross Gittins
Inflation rates are high - this is where Sydneysiders will see the biggest price increases
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Inflation rates are high - this is where Sydneysiders will see the biggest price increases

Cost of living has jumped to the top of the worry list in Sydney. But prices are rising even faster in other cities.

  • by Matt Wade