Reserve Bank of Australia

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Jim Chalmers says inflation will go higher, but unions are right to push for higher wages
Treasurer says it is ‘uncontroversial’ for unions to note that wage rises are below inflation, and suggests there may be a place for workers’ representative on RBA board

Paul Karp

26, Jun, 2022 @1:35 AM

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What does the Reserve Bank’s 3.5% pay rise ‘anchor’ mean for Australian workers?
Inflation is predicted to reach 7% by year’s end but the RBA’s Philip Lowe says wages growth of about 3.5% will keep economy moving

Paul Karp

24, Jun, 2022 @5:02 AM

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Senior ministers to retire before Victoria’s election – as it happened
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Cait Kelly and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

23, Jun, 2022 @9:13 AM

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Stagflation: what is it and is it really happening in Australia?
Australians are feeling the pinch from rising inflation, but experts are divided on whether the 1970s economic phenomenon is back

Ben Butler

15, Jun, 2022 @4:22 AM

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ASX: Australian stocks close almost 3.6% down after global sell-off on inflation fears
Benchmark ASX200 index closes 246 points lower, after falling 360 points in the first 15 minutes of trading on Tuesday

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

14, Jun, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Double-digit drops in capital city property prices likely after RBA rate hikes
Borrowers may find themselves in a ‘mortgage prison’ but low jobless rate means most households should still be able to pay off their loan, experts say

Peter Hannam

09, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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How the two iron laws of Australia’s property market put the squeeze on every generation | Cameron Murray
Buyers today will be stretched to their limit, just as they were by the interest rates of the late 1980s

Cameron Murray

09, Jun, 2022 @3:02 AM

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The recovery we had to have has put profits first and wages later – leaving workers out of pocket | Greg Jericho
Should the RBA stifle the recovery with fast rate rises, workers’ real incomes will continue to fall

Greg Jericho

08, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Reserve Bank hikes official interest rate by 50 basis points to 0.85% to curb inflation
Decision exceeded predictions from economists while Westpac was the first of the big banks to pass on the rise in full to customers

Peter Hannam

07, Jun, 2022 @9:49 AM

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PM says prospect of Chinese naval base in Cambodia ‘concerning’ – as it happened
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Josh Taylor, Mostafa Rachwani and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

07, Jun, 2022 @8:33 AM

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Interest rates: RBA weighs up risk of ‘climb shock’ ahead of decision
Economists split on how much Reserve Bank will lift cash rate on Tuesday as it looks to rein in inflation

Peter Hannam

06, Jun, 2022 @6:42 AM

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Treasurer Jim Chalmers warns of ‘dire’ budget situation as inflation soars
Labor says deficit could blow out further while accusing the Coalition of failing to disclose budgetary pressures

Paul Karp

25, May, 2022 @8:37 AM

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