Peter Martin, Matt Wade The Australian dollar has hit a new high for the year and financial markets are betting on higher interest rates after a shock unemployment result suggested the jobs market had turned the corner.
Matt Wade Sydney is being starved of desperately needed infrastructure funding because more than 80 per cent of all the tax collected in the city ends up in federal coffers, an influential business group says.
Matt Wade Complex childcare subsidies worth billions should be streamlined and a long-term plan developed to give preschoolers universal access to high-quality childcare, a leading childcare expert says.
Matt Wade Australia's complicated childcare rebate system should be simplified into one subsidy to provide fairer outcomes and greater value for money, according to a submission to the Productivity Commission.
Matt Wade The cost of childcare has been a political bugbear for more than a decade. But a submission to a crucial government inquiry into childcare has come up with a novel solution: low-cost Asian nannies.
Matt Wade The cost of childcare has been a political bugbear for more than a decade. But a submission to a government inquiry into childcare has found a novel solution: low-cost nannies from Asia.
Matt Wade NSW has emerged as Australia's economic pacesetter with figures showing it officially has the lowest unemployment rate of any state.
Matt Wade Australia's collective well-being worsened during the second half of last year, despite a lift in economic growth.
Matt Wade Australia's collective wellbeing worsened during the second half of last year despite a pick-up in economic growth.
Matt Wade The world's top financial officials have ramped up co-operation to combat offshore tax evasion after the G20 meeting in Sydney signed off on a global standard for the worldwide automatic exchange of...
Peter Martin, Matt Wade Treasurer Joe Hockey has committed Australia to an economic growth rate of 3 per cent, well above the official forecast of 2.
Matt Wade The chief of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, says the Sydney meeting of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors was marked by an ''excellent spirit'' of global...
Matt Wade Sydney has pilfered Melbourne's long-held mantle as the nation's biggest manufacturing centre.
Matt Wade Australian workers have become more anxious about keeping their jobs, a survey has found.
Matt Wade, Anna Patty The NSW government has pared back its expectations for economic growth and forecast the state's unemployment rate will climb to its highest level since the global financial crisis.
Matt Wade Families with one child in full-time day care are devoting about 9 per cent of their disposable incomes to childcare fees.
Matt Wade The Reserve Bank has shaved its expectations on economic growth and made it clear further interest rates cuts are possible despite the jump in house prices.
Matt Wade Robert Shiller, the joint winner of the Nobel prize for economics, is worried about bubbles. The Yale University professor expressed alarm at the rapid rise in global house prices soon after the...
Matt Wade Australia's black economy and illegal drugs trade are officially worth $30 billion a year.
Matt Wade It's the boom politicians ignore: Australia's collective wellbeing has ballooned by more than $250 billion a year since the last election.