Economic growth has halved, debt has rocketed, but the share market is up and bond yields have collapsed. Female representation in Cabinet is down to one quarter, yet women on top boards have edged up to nearly 35%. This is the MW30, a quarterly snapshot of Australia.
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The big economic indicators are all pointing south: GDP, interest rates, the currency, inflation. The ranking of women in cabinet has fallen. Franking credit pensions are down.
This is the “MW30”, a bunch of numbers to track key changes in Australian politics and economy.