Dr Sarah Hunter

Dr Sarah Hunter

Partner, Senior Economist

sarahhunter@kpmg.com.au

Articles by Dr Sarah Hunter

Government & Public Sector

Skilled migrants and international students at the heart of a successful economic recovery

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.

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Business & Economy

Re-opening of economy drives spending and holds up GDP

Dr Sarah Hunter, KPMG Senior Economist, comments on today’s National Accounts for the March quarter

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Business & Economy

Net exports to drag down growth as Australia’s current account surplus drops

Dr Sarah Hunter, KPMG Senior Economist, comments on today’s ABS Balance of Payments data

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Business & Economy

Spending figures shows economy running hot: the economic issues the new government faces

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

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Business & Economy

Economy now has no spare capacity as unemployment rate hits landmark sub-4 percent

Labour shortages push hours worked up; under-employment is down; worker illness shows new ‘COVID-normal’ for businesses

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Business & Economy

Wages growth still soft and RBA will take note

Dr Sarah Hunter, KPMG Senior Economist, responds to today’s Wage Price Index figures

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Business & Economy

Retail spending, housing and trade: Dr Sarah Hunter and Dr Brendan Rynne respond to the latest figures

Volatile times with retail spending up, housing approvals down and a strong trade surplus.

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Business & Economy

Women have been the economy’s secret weapon, but more needs to be done to close the gap

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.

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Business & Economy

Sarah Hunter, KPMG Senior Economist, responds to Budget speech

Tonight’s Budget confirmed the budget-positive impact of a stronger economic recovery.

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