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Climate change

Treasury is missing the big picture on climate

The economic models underpinning the Intergenerational Report don’t adequately measure the risks of climate change

Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia Philip Lowe, Sydney, March 8, 2023

Economics

Brute Reserve: The wrong time to restrict the influence of the RBA

As central banks around the world assume greater responsibility for economic policy settings, especially in the face of climate change pressures, the RBA is being reduced to an inflation-buster

Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe, pictured in front of large graph

Economics

The high cost of Lowe inflation

The RBA refuses to hear that interest rates won’t control inflation, and people are suffering as a result

Powdered and tinned milk stacked on shelves at a foodbank in Berrimah, Northern Territory

Economics

The hunger games

As the cost-of-living crisis worsens, more people across Australia are going without enough food

Treasurer Jim Chalmers can be seen from behind, turning his face to the right, against a black background.

Australia and the post-neoliberal order

A response to Jim Chalmers’ essay in The Monthly

Jim Chalmers photographed in a suit before angled mirrors

Capitalism after the crises

In a time of serial disruption – to our economy, our society and our environment – the treasurer argues for the place of values and optimism in how we rethink capitalism

City figures in shadow

Robodebt and the transmission of shame

What the robodebt royal commission tells us about who knew what, and why it matters

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The great wealth redistribution

The repressive regulation of unions has decimated employee bargaining power, leaving wages going nowhere

Image of bushfire threatening homes

The changing climate of risk

Financial institutions, investment funds and governments are being held to account over the costs of climate change

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Which jobs and what growth?

We need to talk about the economy