Alan Austin

Alan Austin is a freelance journalist with interests in news media, religious affairs and economic and social issues. You can follow Alan on Twitter @alanaustin001.

Alan Austin is a freelance journalist with interests in news media, religious affairs and economic and social issues. You can follow Alan on Twitter @alanaustin001.


Government debt deepening rapidly – well before COVID-19

The Coalition won the 2013 federal election beating their chest about Labor's "debt and deficit". Thanks to COVID-19, we're unlikely...

Some countries may be beating the virus, including Australia and New Zealand

Everyone impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is looking for a sign that it may end soon. That includes heads of...

Australia’s economic growth improves, but hold the champagne

Australia’s economic growth improves, but hold the champagne. Economic headwinds? Not really. Economy stronger than the OECD, Europe, Canada and...

Record underemployment as Government braces for volatile week, slew of new data

Australia now has a record number of underemployed workers, and total hours worked per person per month are also at...

Trump’s State of the Union Address falsifies facts on US economy

US economy

How Trump lost the trade wars in 16 cool charts

The verdict is in. The US started trade wars with several trading partners. It has lost them comprehensively. Alan Austin...

Destruction and climate denial — Australia’s bushfires seen from abroad

"Lamentable", "reckless", "a regrettable lack of leadership from Prime Minister Scott Morrison". Australia is in trouble; and that's the way...

Exploding MYEFO Myths: no trickle down to households from export boom

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s MYEFO is mix of truth, trickery and outright falsehoods. Alan Austin reports.

Trump’s tax cuts two years on: yes, we have a verdict

We now have almost two years of evidence of the impact of the tax cuts signed into law by President...

Where can Australians find trustworthy news and opinion?

If it is true as some assert that federal Labor cannot win elections in Australia because the mainstream media continually...

Tax Cut Flop: 1080 fails to revive torpid retail sector

Alan Austin unpacks September's miserable retail sales data as the economy staggers from one record low to another.

Reserve Bank condemns Coalition mismanagement … not in so many words

Monetary policy can be helpful but fiscal stimulus is also clearly needed to halt Australia's flagging economy. Such was the...

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