Via Bill Evans at Westpac: Earlier this week Westpac moved forward its forecast for RBA cash rate cuts from the original forecast on February 21 of cuts in August and November to June and August.The June cut remains almost certain; a second in
This week’s LIVE webinar (12:30pm AEST, Thursday 23rd May) reviewed the escalation between global powerhouses USA and China.Is this the Cold War 2.0?What is the US trying to achieve?How might it play out and some potential scenarios How are these
Finally a better day on Asian share markets with mixed results to finish the week, as risk sentiment remains very cautious.The USD is falling slightly against the major currencies with gold in particular moving higher while the Australian dollar
By Leith van Onselen Earlier this week we reported how tolls on some of Sydney’s roads are rising at triple the rate of inflation, which is hammering household budgets.The news cam after The ABC revealed earlier this year that Sydney’s toll road
By Leith van Onselen More than one in five businesses audited by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) across three states have been found to have underpaid workers, with employers forced to backpay over $580,000 to nearly 1000 employees.
By Leith van Onselen The Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) has attacked the Morrison Government’s first home buyer (FHB) deposit subsidy scheme, claiming it will create unintended consequences for the housing market.
By Leith van Onselen In late 2017, the Turnbull Government implemented university funding reforms that made it harder for students to access the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) for courses that have poor employment prospects, thereby
By Gerard Minack from Minack Advisors Policy is set to be eased in Australia: tax rebates for low and middle income taxpayers, RBA rate cuts, and looser macro-prudential restrictions.While these are helpful, they seem too late to prevent a downturn
Via the AFR: Labor is unlikely to shift its opposition to the Coalition’s high-end income tax cuts but has signalled jettisoning a central plank of its climate change policy as it grapples with the loss of its blue-collar base.