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Ten years to fix budget: BCA

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Budget submission says unresolved fiscal problems will hit lifestyles in a decade.

The US economy won’t get its groove back

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The rate of jobs growth is accelerating in the US, but without solid wages growth or productivity gains the pace of economic recovery will be slow.

Profits up, animal spirits down

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Business leaders are complaining about political instability undermining confidence, but the real problem is the cost of doing business in Australia.

Productivity rise a priority

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Committee for Economic Development of Australia says productivity must be a focus in 2015.

BHP's IR lessons for Australian companies

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While Tony Abbott will struggle to reform industrial relations, BHP is showing that companies can make the existing system work to their advantage.

Minimum wage to come under review

Lowering minimum wage among to be investigated by the Productivity Commission.

Big data, big trouble

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The development and increasing use of artificial intelligence and big data gives rise to many more complicated issues than just the impact on the jobs market.

Dog days are here: Garnaut

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Economist says currency needs to depreciate further: report.

No more jobs data changes in 2014

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Further refinements to employment data methodology will be delayed until next year.

To Labor GST means 'good scare tactic'

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There is a good fiscal case for raising GST, but Labor will ensure it doesn’t happen.

It’s do or die for Australian manufacturing

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Our manufacturers have a second chance to succeed, but to stay afloat they will need to totally reinvent the wheel.

New Zealand’s shifting demographics demand tough choices

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With a rapidly ageing population, New Zealand faces serious fiscal challenges that should be addressed sooner rather than later.

Why younger Australians need a stronger welfare safety net

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If the Coalition is serious about growth, it should lift unemployment benefits for the young and reduce middle-class welfare.

Business heads lobby G20 leaders

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Business leaders to lobby G20 leaders with policy initiatives they believe will help exceed global growth targets.

Abbott’s flawed attack on youth unemployment

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The federal government’s ‘Work for the Dole’ scheme has broad appeal, but it will only hurt young Australians and doesn’t address the key issues causing mass youth unemployment.

From Green Army to national service

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Australia scrapped conscription in 1972 but with a new generation of young under-employed with few prospects for work, perhaps it’s time to revisit the merits of national service.

The best of this week's The Ticker

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Taxes, elections and Christmas. We've got it all here.

A bleak jobs picture that’s set to worsen

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The latest unemployment and workforce participation numbers underscore the tough economic conditions, and why the next rates move could well be down.

AIG releases Victorian wishlist

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Government urged to back coal seam gas and wind farms, build East West Link.

Hungry property investors are starving small business

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Australia’s speculative housing boom is on an unsustainable path and crowding out lending to small business, which will translate to weak economic growth in the long term.

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