Reserve Bank of Australia

The government’s biggest challenge? Avoiding a recession

For six months, the Australian economy has been growing at an annualised pace of just 1% – way, way short of its potential. Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg were elected to manage the economy, and that means doing whatever is needed to avoid a recession and the long-term damage to lives and living standards it would deliver. Read More

RBA and the importance of being earnest

On Tuesday next week the board of Australia's central bank will be repeating an avoidable mistake. The board will meet to set the cash rate, with better information -- the national accounts -- being available for them to make their decision being released the next day. Read More

Australia Post puts its stamp on digital payments

Digital payments have fast become the norm in Australia as the economy moves to online by default. Now, as a multitude of new offerings hits the market, a trusted and convenient one-stop-shop makes sense for consumers, government and merchants alike. Read More

Medicare reveals its epic rebuild vision

The Department of Health has called for beauty pageant entries in its massive Medicare payments systems replacement that will now remain within government ownership after an outsourcing bid was ditched during the 2016 federal election. Read More