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‘At risk of recession’: NSW lagging even before lockdown hit Sydney

‘At risk of recession’: NSW lagging even before lockdown hit Sydney

Analysis by Australia’s biggest bank shows NSW was ranked fifth out of eight state and territory economies heading into the winter shutdown.

  • by Matt Wade

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Pandemic stress: Lockdown threatens women’s jobs boom in NSW

Pandemic stress: Lockdown threatens women’s jobs boom in NSW

One hallmark of the recovery from last year’s deep recession has been a surge in women’s employment but Sydney’s lockdown is likely to disrupt that trend.

  • by Matt Wade and Anna Patty
If Biden can reel in the big fish, so can we

If Biden can reel in the big fish, so can we

The US President has acted swiftly to deal with the increasing evidence that reduced competition is contributing to a productivity slowdown. Australia should follow his lead.

  • by Ross Gittins
Why COVID strengthens the case for abolishing stamp duty
Opinion
Tax reform

Why COVID strengthens the case for abolishing stamp duty

The pandemic and lockdowns have made people think about their ideal home but the cost of stamp duty is stopping many from moving.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Digital trade war: Biden opens new front in effort to contain China

Digital trade war: Biden opens new front in effort to contain China

A lot is at stake as a new chapter is added to the battle between China and the US over who will dominate the 21st century economy.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Getting electric cars on the road in Australia could be easier than you think

Getting electric cars on the road in Australia could be easier than you think

A key step is to get the price down by removing taxes.

  • by Ross Gittins
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The chart that shows why lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne could send the whole economy into reverse

The chart that shows why lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne could send the whole economy into reverse

A lot depends a lot on how quickly Australia’s twin economic giants, Sydney and Melbourne, can bounce back after lockdown.

  • by Matt Wade
Reality is catching up with our freeloading, populist climate deniers

Reality is catching up with our freeloading, populist climate deniers

Don’t be taken in by the Morrison government’s outraged cries of “protectionism” against the EU plan to impose a carbon tax on our exports to Europe.

  • by Ross Gittins
Sometime, somewhere we will find leaders interested in doing a better job
Opinion
Education

Sometime, somewhere we will find leaders interested in doing a better job

Scott Morrison shows little interest in any kind of reform whether to advance business interests or anyone else’s.

  • by Ross Gittins
The developing world is a tinderbox as COVID-19 has gutted economies

The developing world is a tinderbox as COVID-19 has gutted economies

Things are urgent. The coronavirus has reversed decades of progress on global development, putting the world on the brink. To pull back it needs help from those on more solid ground.

  • by Farhad Manjoo
Oil is on the road to oblivion but can still shock the global economy

Oil is on the road to oblivion but can still shock the global economy

Oil may be fast heading for redundancy but it may have a one last sting in the tail for the world economy.

  • by Jeremy Warner