Partner, Senior Economist
While Australia has re-opened its borders in recent months, we haven’t seen the influx of skilled migrants or international students anywhere near the levels we had pre-COVID19, while outflows have more than recovered.
Dr Sarah Hunter, KPMG Senior Economist, comments on today’s National Accounts for the March quarter
Dr Sarah Hunter, KPMG Senior Economist, comments on today’s ABS Balance of Payments data
To ensure medium and long term sustainability of the public finances, the new government will have to tackle productivity reforms to lift the pace of growth
Labour shortages push hours worked up; under-employment is down; worker illness shows new ‘COVID-normal’ for businesses
Volatile times with retail spending up, housing approvals down and a strong trade surplus.
Women’s ability to step into the labour market in such large numbers is partly a reflection of the skills and expertise they have to offer, which are currently in high demand.
Tonight’s Budget confirmed the budget-positive impact of a stronger economic recovery.