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.


Data Dumped: it’s all bad news for the Australian economy

If Prime Minister Scott Morrison went to the election in May to beat potentially bad economic news, it was an...

Fact check: Employment in Australia is worse than you think

In case RMIT/ABC Fact Check have missed this, Alan Austin analyses the facts and refutes the claims by the Coalition...

Don’t let sneaky graphs fool you: minimum wages do not cost jobs

If this election is a referendum on wages, as Bill Shorten claims, then the minimum wage will be an issue....

Compared with the rest of the world, Australia’s economy has deteriorated badly across the board

Australia is falling behind other countries on a range of economic metrics. Alan Austin reports on Budget 2019 and this...

Blunders again: Murdoch media gets attack on New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern wrong

A columnist for The Australian newspaper wrote a nasty article this week denigrating New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern after...

Coalition doubles all government debt since Federation in just under six years

The Coalition has just doubled all government debt accumulated since Federation. In under six years. Alan Austin reports.

After Australia’s worst two years on record, do retailers see the problem?

Analysts warn that Australian retailers are going bust in record numbers. Seems the Australian Retailers Association has finally joined the...

Australia’s construction continues to decline, taking net worth with it

Is Australia heading into an infrastructure crisis? Not only is private and public investment in engineering construction declining, but it's...

The Big Breather – why Australia’s economy now ranks outside the Top 20

The Coalition has set new “worst-ever” records for underemployment, debt, retail sales, wages and infrastructure construction.

Australia’s wealth has shifted towards the rich. Again.

Australia's wealth continues to shift to the wealthy, according to the latest Credit Suisse global wealth report. Meanwhile our world...

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