A little after Friday lunch, Australia's population ticked over the 24.5 million mark. What's unusual is the increasing questioning of immigration's role in that growth.
Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.
While there are many good things about this budget keeping the state's economy humming, there is one big danger.
The 3 per cent of tax payers in the top tax bracket have an extra incentive to play philanthropist before June 30 – their donations will be worth 2 per cent more for them than on July 1.
The Law of Unintended Consequences does not sleep.
Ten Network Holdings isn't dead yet, but it's on life support with administrators appointed. Should an autopsy be conducted, Murdoch fingerprints and DNA will be found all over the body.
As the gap between Australian and American rates narrows, other things being equal, the Aussie dollar should weaken against the greenback. The problem is that the theory isn't working.
Here's a simple graph that tells an amazing story – the owners of Sydney's housing don't want to sell.
No names, no pack drill, but here's how to rort the 457 temporary worker visa system and whatever the government renames it.
It looks like déjà vu all over again for Scott Morrison as he fears another weak gross domestic product figure on Wednesday.
There's nothing like a prominent visiting economist spruiking imminent ruination to get plenty of media attention.