It's been 30 years since the last recession. Here's what life in 1990 looked like

Amy Martin
By Amy Martin
Updated June 3 2020 - 9:58pm, first published 8:30am
The must-have gadget for 1990? The Gameboy. Picture: Shutterstock

It's official. For the first time in almost 30 years, Australia is in a recession. And my, how the world has changed since the last time we were in this position in 1990, when "the recession we had to have" began.


Amy Martin

Amy Martin

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

As the lifestyle reporter, I love finding out what makes people tick and giving insight into the different ways that you can enjoy the city we live in. Email: