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This is another challenge to Australia's economic growth prospects
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One area that is facing a longer lasting Coronavirus impact and which will have an important bearing on our housing property markets is migration flows. Immigration has been a key driver of Australia’s population growth and economic growth, but what happens now that our borders are closed? The coronavirus is driving the biggest population decline in…

Where will future jobs be created in Australia?
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A somewhat contentious post given recent events and COVID19’s potential impact on employment. Last year the Australian Government’s released new five-year forecasts for employment via its Labour Market Information Portal. Heavy caveats have subsequently been added to this dataset. We have been using this information for some time and my regular review of the statistics…

What will Australia’s recession will look and feel like - with Ken Raiss [MASTERCLASS]
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It’s no secret that Australia is going to fall into recession. But what does that really mean? How will this affect you, your job, your finances and the value of your home or your investment properties? In today’s MASTERCLASS  with Ken Raiss, director of Metropole Wealth Advisory and Australia’s leading property tax specialist, I’d like…

ANZ upgrades it’s economic forcasts – but no V shaped recovery
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The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented economic and financial uncertainty. Many Australians are experiencing unemployment or underemployment, and business activity is likely to continue to be subdued for the foreseeable future due to the staggered removal of restrictions, and altered consumption patterns, both locally and globally. But it seems that we’ve better than almost anywhere…

Job losses caused by COVID-19, electorate by electorate
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Workers right across Australia have been hit hard by the COVID-19 shutdowns, but some electorates have been hit harder than others. To find out the job-loss story electorate by electorate, at Grattan we use ABS data on the share of payroll jobs lost in each large sub-state region (called a Statistical Area 4, or SA4) between…