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.


Australia falls to stone cold last in Credit Suisse wealth report

 An influential global wealth survey has highlighted the world’s greatest loser in economic outcomes this year — Australia. Alan Austin...

True Lies: Mathias Cormann caught by his own department for economic fairy tales

Mathias Cormann has been exposed for gilding the lily by a report from his own government department, or maybe he...

Homes Alone: despite record rates, Australia lags world as housing crisis grips

Thinking of building a new house? Well, you are among millions worldwide doing exactly that right now. But you are...

Budget repair well under way? Not so fast Josh Frydenberg

The federal Government is desperate to depict the 2018-19 budget finalised on Thursday as evidence of a sound economy and...

Australia a classic study in how not to build a productive economy

Productivity has tanked under this Government and Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, is floundering. Result? Australia is providing a class study in...

Corporate profits and government spending boom while wages and economy languish

The supreme irony of the latest, listless GDP data is that private demand has been propped up by "brisk" government...

In supporting jobless, Australia comes a stone cold, motherless last

Another global agency has exposed Australia as bringing up the rear in care for the disadvantaged. Alan Austin reports from...

Propaganda Prescription: how Australia can get its economic mojo back

The Liberal Party, its ideological ally the IPA and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp have done a remarkable job of pushing...

Australia falls to all-time OECD low on jobs but $A rallies against Zambian kwacha

Australia’s drift down the global league ladder continues, on a range of metrics. A sobering account of how Australia's economy...

While global household incomes grow thanks to the boom, here’s why ours keep falling

When it comes to household income, Australians continue to miss out on the current boom being shared elsewhere in comparable...

How to win on wages: lessons from Australia and abroad

This month's national accounts show wages have slumped to the lowest on record.  Australia is now in record low territory...

What global economic headwinds, Mathias?

It's not global headwinds causing Australia's economy to tank. As Alan Austin argues, we should be catching the global tailwinds...

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