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Forget the election gaffes: Australia’s unemployment rate is good news – and set to get even better by polling day

April 13, 2022 - 12:13 -- Admin

When Labor leader Anthony Albanese couldn’t say whether the unemployment rate was 5% or 4% on Monday, he might have had a point.

It’s 4%. But for a decade – the entire decade leading up to COVID – it never strayed too far from five-point-something per cent.

‘Can-do capitalism’ is delivering less than it used to: 3 reasons why

November 24, 2021 - 16:57 -- Admin

The good news is supposed to be that when the government gets out of the way “can-do capitalism” will have us roaring back to where we were before.

That’s the prime minister’s newest slogan, and we had better hope for more.

The unpleasant truth is that before the pandemic Australia’s economy was disturbingly and unusually weak. Can-do capitalism wasn’t doing what it should.