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Wages growth is worse than the headlines claim

For once the headlines have been underplaying bad news. That stubbornly weak wage price index (WPI)? The reality is worse. The Reserve Bank's quarterly statement on monetary policy, released on Friday, highlights two broader and arguably better wages measures that are...

Australian power prices worse than banana republics

Australia has power prices worse than a third world country, a global renewable energy guru says. "For a country that has a very high standard of living, stable economic situation and tremendous opportunities, it makes no sense at all for the price of power to be more...

Coal class action on solid ground

LAW firm Chamberlains says its proposed casual mineworker class action is a genuine attempt to right a wrong in the coal industry, and not an effort to pressure money out of mining companies. As reported on Friday, the Canberra law firm has been working with an...

Defence deal struck for Australian steel

Australian steel is tipped to play a key role in the country's fledgling defence exports industry, with a deal being signed in the Illawarra region of NSW. German defence technology firm Rheinmetall will team up with Bluescope Steel, which operates the Port Kembla...

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