Australia's top economic bureaucrat has begged the government not to spend the coming windfall from soaring coal and iron ore prices, saying if it did it would repeat the mistakes of prime minister John Howard and treasurer Peter Costello in the early 2000s.
Peter Thompson had an unlikely saviour last year: the humble chickpea.
The ACT's economy bounced back in the December quarter, growing 1.6 per cent, much faster than NSW and most other states.
Corporate Australia may have lost the debate on tax reform, says Australian Institute of Company Directors chairwoman Elizabeth Proust.
Treasury boss John Fraser has implored Parliament to consider cutting the company tax rate, saying it would be "critical" to respond to international competition.
The strong result means Australia is likely to technically avoid a recession.
A yawning growth gap has opened between our inner cities and the rest.
An appeal against a multimillion dollar tax bill owed by multinational oil giant Chevron is taking place, and will have global implications for the way tax paid by large companies is assessed.
Australia could record its first current account surplus since the mid-1970s this year, economists say.
The Turnbull Government proposed company tax cut would cut national income for years before it boosted it and would never be self-funding, a new analysis from the Grattan Institute has found.
In Australia, micro-economic reform has degenerated into a form of rent-seeking that's saying the way to a prosperous economy is to keep business – the people who create the jobs – as happy as possible.
Economists expect Australia to avoid a technical recession when official GDP data is released on Tuesday.
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has no plans to cut interest rates, and worries that he did he would make an already indebted nation "more fragile".
This is interesting: the Fair Work Commission has pretty much agreed with the Productivity Commission's recommendations on penalty rates, so penalty rates should be sharply higher for everyone on shift work.
Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe has dashed hopes of a further cut in interest rates, pleading for people to "focus on other things other than quarter of a per cent moves in the cash rate".
Former Treasury chief and National Australia Bank chairman Ken Henry is far from a zealot on cutting company tax rates.
The next generations are going to be in real trouble if we don't get on top of this housing affordability crisis.
Former treasury boss Ken Henry has backed the government's 10-year plan to cut the company tax rate, saying it should be done even sooner.
Plans for mining investment are down 20 per cent and plans for manufacturing investment are down 1.2 per cent.
Low wage growth is what the Coalition wanted. Within weeks of being sworn in as employment minister in 2013 Eric Abetz warned "weak-kneed employers" not to cave in to unreasonable demands.
Private-sector wage growth has slid to record low of just 1.8 per cent, throwing into doubt budget projections and confounding the Reserve Bank, which would prefer not to have to cut interest rates again and run the risk of reigniting house prices.
The head of Australia's central bank said on Wednesday the risks of encouraging more borrowing by already heavily indebted households argued against seeking a faster return of inflation to its target band, another sign rate cuts were off the table.
The Reserve Bank predicts rising resource exports in a more positive global environment will spur growth as the drag from falling mining investment wanes.
Tony Blair wants fellow Britons to "rise up" and block or soften Brexit, but it may now be out of their hands - many Europeans just want them to get on and get out.
When do you become a senior citizen? It might be time to think of people younger than 74 as "pre-old", medical experts in Japan say.
Declining rates of home ownership aren't necessarily a bad thing, according to the Reserve Bank.
I know how Jules Verne must have felt. My recent trip to New York plus three days in Israel and two more in London was a fascinating circumnavigation but thanks to Qantas and the LLJets I did it quicker than 80 days in a balloon.
Full-time employment collapsed to its weakest point in 16 months in January after two months of gains were reversed, leaving Australia with 56,100 fewer full-time workers than in January 2015.
The federal Treasurer and the Finance Minister threw several years of Coalition dogma out the window and it's been reported as if it's just another day at the office.
The first ever national survey of renters' experiences has uncovered widespread fear and anxiety.
Bonnie Shearston and Tom Sanceau were living their shared dream but found success in business came at the expense of their relationship.
The tax breaks that let small businesses claim substantial deductions.