Monthly Archives: March 2012

Drum Piece: Nannies, Holden and ANU

My Drum piece from Wednesday is here. It looks at Abbott’s proposal to get the Productivity Commission to look at extending the child care tax rebate to nannies. It must be so gratifying to the PC that from now on … Continue reading

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Drum Piece– The trend is not always your friend

My Drum piece today is here – it looks at the rather odd assessment by some in control of our economy that we are “at trend growth”. Bollocks says I. Among the graphs is one that looks at GDP growth … Continue reading

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Drum Piece: Productivity: What even is it?

My Drum piece today is on the wonders of productivity – how it can apparently be many things, mostly what it is not actually. Today it was also announced that the 2012 Best Australian Blogs Competition is all set to … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate – 5.2%

So today, capping off a wonkarific week, the ABS released the Labour Force figures. The skinny is that on seasonally adjusted terms the unemployment rate increased from 5.1% to 5.2%, on trend terms it remained steady at 5.2%. The trend … Continue reading

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Drum Piece: Seeing the wood for the GDP (10 Graphs)

My Drum piece today is here. It has a lot of graphs, but the clarity of them is not real good. Pretty sure this is due to transfer from Excel to Word to them whatever is done to put it … Continue reading

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