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Eryk Bagshaw is an economics reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Parliament House

Greens want a state-owned power retailer

Greens want a state-owned power retailer

The Greens will take a radical re-nationalisation agenda to the next federal election.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw

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Company profits, lower welfare spending drive strong budget

Company profits, lower welfare spending drive strong budget

A surplus is in sight as the Morrison government heads to the polls next year.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Treasury secretary's double pay day

Treasury secretary's double pay day

Treasury secretary Phil Gaetjens took home a Treasury salary while working for former cabinet ministers. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Does Donald Trump have a point on China's trade practices?

Does Donald Trump have a point on China's trade practices?

US President Donald Trump has legitimate grievances with China over trade, Australia's Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw & Matthew Knott
S&P lifts Australia's rating outlook on surplus expectations

S&P lifts Australia's rating outlook on surplus expectations

Australia's credit outlook has been upgraded from negative to stable by global agency Standard and Poor's for the first time in two years.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Melbourne is one of the fastest-growing cities in the developed world

Melbourne is one of the fastest-growing cities in the developed world

Melbourne is racing away from the rest of Australia and doubling the rate of growth of most advanced economies.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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'A travesty of justice': Job seekers stripped of payments by private companies

'A travesty of justice': Job seekers stripped of payments by private companies

Private operators are stripping people of their unemployment benefits without consulting government departments, leaving them with few avenues of redress despite up to one million mistakes being made last year.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Labor’s super changes set to give Coalition a bigger win

Labor’s super changes set to give Coalition a bigger win

Labor's plans to reshape women's super are set to all but guarantee the passing the largest reforms to superannuation in a generation.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Aged care funding blow-out could be examined by royal commission

Aged care funding blow-out could be examined by royal commission

The Coalition and Labor are open to asking the the royal commission to examine a looming $40 billion-a-year blow out in aged care funding.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Infrastructure Australia chief blasts plan to make dud projects easier to justify

Infrastructure Australia chief blasts plan to make dud projects easier to justify

"We wouldn’t do this for kids in our schools, just as we wouldn’t lower the standards in our hospitals, so why should we do it for our major infrastructure projects?"

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
ASIC deputy resigns just months into extended contract

ASIC deputy resigns just months into extended contract

Peter Kell has departed the corporate watchdog amid criticism of the regulator at the royal commission and from the government.

  • by Mathew Dunckley, Eryk Bagshaw & Ruth Williams