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  1. The big budget question is why the surplus wasn't big
  2. It's Newstart pay rise day. You're in line for 24 cents, which is peanuts
  3. Rising inequality in Australia isn't about incomes: it's almost all about housing
  4. Robo-debt is only one way government stigmatises claimants. There's only so much a class action can do
  5. Robo-debt class action could deliver justice for tens of thousands of Australians instead of mere hundreds
  6. 'An insult' – politicians sing the praises of the cashless welfare card, but those forced to use it disagree
  7. Suddenly, the world's biggest trade agreement won't allow corporations to sue governments
  8. Politics with Michelle Grattan: Jim Chalmers on the need to change economic course
  9. Bupa's nursing home scandal is more evidence of a deep crisis in regulation
  10. Vital Signs: All this overinflated talk about an index-fund bubble is very passive-aggressive
  11. Worried about agents of foreign influence? Just look at who owns Australia's biggest companies
  12. Another official Australian report has been doctored to gloss over rising inequality
  13. There's an obvious reason wages aren't growing, but you won't hear it from Treasury or the Reserve Bank
  14. Rudd's rental affordability scheme was a $1 billion gift to developers; Abbott was right to axe it
  15. VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the economy - and Channel 9's fundraiser for the Liberal party
  16. Vital Signs. Sure, economic growth is low, but think about what's gone right
  17. Politics with Michelle Grattan: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on a slowing economy
  18. With conventional wisdom, answers to our economic malaise are in short supply
  19. Why we've the weakest economy since the global financial crisis, with few clear ways out
  20. Agriculture a likely stumbling block in free trade negotiations between NZ and EU
  21. Health and sustainability market could be worth $25 billion to Australian producers by 2030
  22. After 44 years of deficits, we've a current account surplus. What went so right?
  23. Not so bad. Most of us who work long hours like the jobs we are in. Those who don't, change jobs quickly
  24. Most of us who work long hours like the jobs we are in. Those who don't, change jobs quickly
  25. What it takes to navigate cultural differences in a global business world
  26. How to get people to eat bugs and drink sewage
  27. Father's days: increasing the 'daddy quota' in parental leave makes everyone happier
  28. Vital Signs. Business investment is flatlining, and it isn't clear that suasion or a special allowance will help
  29. It's not just the ABS. It's also the Productivity Commission downplaying the growth in inequality
  30. Militant unionists are striking out: here are 4 things unions can do to stay relevant
  31. Why BP is getting into bed with David Jones. The promising marriage of petrol and gourmet food
  32. Lachlan Murdoch and scores of other business chiefs want to put people before profits? Really?
  33. Shoving a sock in it is not the answer. Have advertisers called time on Alan Jones?
  34. 'Back yourself' Treasurer Frydenberg tells business. But it's not that simple
  35. Lunch with bankers. Even they're unimpressed with their new Banking Code of Conduct
  36. Tim Fischer had his blind spots, but he was an unsung champion of an Asian-facing Australia
  37. Four home traps that contribute to the gender pay gap
  38. Vital Signs: economically, Australia is at risk of becoming Germany, and not in a good way
  39. India has it right: nations either aim for the Moon or get left behind in the space economy
  40. NZ workplace study shows more than quarter of employees feel depressed much of the time
  41. What the Bureau of Statistics didn't highlight: our continuing upward redistribution of wealth
  42. Rethink inheritances. These days they no longer help the young, they go to the already middle-aged
  43. Frydenberg outlines financial sector reform timetable
  44. For the first time in centuries, we're setting up a generation to be worse off than the one before it
  45. For the first time in a long time, we're setting up a generation to be worse off than the one before it
  46. What is an inverted yield curve? Why is it panicking markets, and why is there talk of recession?
  47. Grattan on Friday: How 'guaranteed' is a rise in the superannuation guarantee?
  48. Vital Signs: Amid talk of recessions, our progress on wages and unemployment is almost non-existent
  49. Australia's tax office can use global data leaks to pursue multinationals, High Court rules
  50. Hong Kong fears losing its rule of law; the rest of the world should worry too