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GDP is V-shaped, but not yet good. These three graphs tell the story

March 3, 2021 - 20:51 -- Admin

There’s one graph that sums up both the good and not-yet-as-good detailed by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg at Wednesday’s national accounts press conference.

It’s a graph of the level of Australia’s gross domestic product – how much is produced and earned each three months in Australia – adjusted for inflation.

Josh Frydenberg has the opportunity to transform Australia, permanently lowering unemployment

March 3, 2021 - 20:37 -- Admin

Josh Frydenberg has the opportunity to become a transformational Australian treasurer. He has been bequeathed a set of circumstances that comes along rarely.

He has already shown himself able to shift the debate on important topics in order to achieve the previously unthinkable.

Most recently he did it with Google and Facebook, getting them to pay news providers for content using legislation that led the world in its breadth and force.

That extra you're about to get in super, most of it will come from you, but don't expect the ads to tell you that

February 10, 2021 - 12:45 -- Admin

There’s something odd about those television and internet advertisements telling us we are getting more super.

The money seems to come from nowhere.

“Pretty soon,” explains the woman getting onto an escalator, “the amount of super paid on top of our wages will go up”.