The Coalition backbencher who chaired the stalled inquiry into home ownership has appealed to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to restart it
Australians want better infrastructure but they are very wary about foreigners owning it.
There is much, much more to a good life than jobs and growth, and the head of the treasury ought to know it.
Australia just found out the price of blocking foreign investment.
The clouds are gathering and getting lower by the moment but we can learn from the magpies.
A fall in the jobless rate disguised an overall disappointing September labour market report, which kept alive hopes of another Reserve Bank rate cut.
Apartment glut is set to trigger a sharp slowdown in construction, putting 200,000 jobs at risk and prompting the RBA to slash rates to 1 per cent next year, the bank predicts.
Low inflation has 'tilted' our mortgages.
It's unclear what the impact would be in the event of another financial crisis, says Bank of England veteran Dr Paul Fisher.
There are some encouraging signs that the economy is starting to pick up and will pick up more over the next couple of years.
So concerned is the head of the Treasury about the cost of housing, he says he is having to help out one of his own children, and that parents like him are endangering their superannuation.
Commonwealth Bank wealth management boss Annabel Spring has highlighted the negative effects of record low interest rates for social equity, saying a low-yield world also tends to be a more unequal one.
RBA governor Philip Lowe says if Donald Trump were to win next month's US presidential election it would be more of a shock to financial markets than the Brexit vote in June, which in hindsight was "benign".
New Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has held out hope of further interest rate cuts, saying he needs to guard against inflation expectations falling too far.
'Noodle bowl' of agreements is difficult for business to navigate
The Reserve Bank may have kept interest rates on ice this month, but low rates are already rippling throughout the economy in several important ways.
Gridlock in the senate has been good news for the ACT, according to the latest economic scorecard, with Canberra continuing to dodge cuts to jobs and services.
Household goods retailers Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Adairs are set to gain from rising house prices, near-record housing approvals, and falling savings rates.
China's producer prices unexpectedly rose in September for the first time in nearly five years, while consumer inflation quickened to 1.9 per cent from a year earlier, also beating market expectations.
The risks of oversupply the Brisbane and Melbourne apartment markets are "coming to the fore", the Reserve Bank warns.
China's September exports fell 10 per cent from a year earlier, far worse than expected, while imports unexpectedly shrank 1.9 per cent after picking up in August, suggesting signs of steadying in the world's second-largest economy may be short-lived.
Sydney's housing boom is coming to an end as restrictions on loans to property investors and a raft of new developments depress prices, insurance giant QBE says.
Consumer sentiment rose for a third month in October as Australians are more optimistic about the economy and their own finances for the year ahead.
Six months ago the business-backed Committee for the Economic Development of Australia presented the Turnbull government with what it said was a clear and practical plan to return the budget to surplus. There were 5 of them in fact, including different mixes of proposals such as better taxing superannuation contributions, halving the tax discount for capital gains, ending negative gearing, boosting taxes on luxury cars, alcohol and tobacco, and taxing the private health insurance rebate.
The world has changed to the point where low rather than high inflation is the primary concern and the US Fed risks "particularly high social costs" if it underestimates the new reality and raises rates too far and too fast.
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's most senior advisor has lashed out at Australian managers, saying they are failing to pursue opportunities and holding back national income.
Australia's economy is in "bust" territory for just the second time in two decades, but that doesn't necessarily point to a hard landing, according to Citi.
Sight and hearing disorders are only a problem when the Treasurer is only hearing the parts of the RBA's advice that appeal to his ideological bent.
Treasurer Scott Morrison said debate on Australia's housing market is prone to exaggeration - even as Sydney property prices rise anew - and indicated he doesn't see much appetite at the central bank for further cuts in the nation's already record-low interest rates.
There is truth to the big four bank's claim that they face higher funding costs, but, as always, there's a catch.
Discretionary family trusts have become a very popular business entity to own and operate.
How we're brought up leaves a trail that's difficult to shake off.