Jessica Irvine

Jessica Irvine is a senior economics writer for Fairfax Media.

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Uncertain waters ahead for the Australian economy

Beware out there this week, folks. There's a storm a'comin'. An economic data storm, that is. Economists are tipping the good ship 'Oz economy' has hit shallow waters in the first half of 2017.

There's no such thing as 'good' debt and 'bad' debt.

Why it's silly to debate 'good' versus 'bad' debt

The Treasurer, Scott Morrison, strayed into some rather silly territory this week in a speech seeking to lay down a new set of markers for the budget, divvying up government debt into "good" and "bad" debt.