economic, business & industrial relations
2009

2009-705 9Dec09  The economic food chain.
Massive profits of banks.
2009-635 5Nov09  First home buyers desert.
Interest rates on the way back up after a brief period of low interest rates.
2009-622 29Oct09
Inflation racing field.
Rising inflation and interest rates.
2009-608 9Oct09  Stimulus spending anchor.
Rising interest rates impacting on the effects of the stimulus spending program.
2009-601 7Oct09  Economic speed hump.
The ability of interest rate rises to slow the economy.
2009-594 5Oct09  Economic weather forecast.
Predictions that interest rates will rise as Australia comes out of the recession.
2009-544 11Sept09  Couch grass by a seed head.
Potential strike action by jockeys during the Spring racing Carnival.
2009-534 8Sept09  The economic Wild West.
The threat of rising interest rates as a result of the economic stimulus package.
2009-522 02Sept09  First shoots of recovery.
Economic recovery in Australia much stronger than in the rest of the world.
2009-495 21Aug09  Superannuation funds performances.
Poor performing private super funds.
2009-480 14Aug09  Our modern society.
Society's preoccupation with interest rates almost like a primitive religion.
2009-459 7Aug09  Interest rate dogs.
Slightly improved economic conditions may herald rises in interest rates.
2009-447 3Aug09 Economy on the way back up.
Manufacturing hit much harder in the recession than other sectors of the economy.
2009-425 23July09  Under control.
Inflation under control but not unemployment.
2009-421 22July09  Recession soft landing.
The bailed out finance sector fairing better than those people who lost their jobs.
2009-420 21July09  Why are you so gloomy?
The general economic recession and personal debt.
2009-415 17July09  Someone who stands to gain.
Heavy petrol discounting by the major supermarkets at risk of
putting the small independent service stations out of business.
2009-390 8July09  The recession bottoms out.
Debate whether the recession has truly bottomed out.
2009-311 4June09  Australia avoiding a recession.
Suggesting that Australia avoidance of a technical recession was more due to good luck.
2009-305 2June09  Still on the road.
General Motors going into bankruptcy in the USA but Holden in Australia is still operating.
2009-277 19May09  We appear to be gaining altitude.
Some signs that the worldwide recession is levelling out.
2009-239 1May09 Here's to the memory of Richard Pratt.
Richard Pratt was head of an Australian cardboard manufacturing company fined thirty five
million dollars for price fixing, which invariably put up the price of cardboard products.
2009-207 22April  Clean coal will be easy.
A look at plans to produce "clean coal".
2009-197 14April09  The flying tree kangaroo.
A look at the latest round of layoffs at Qantas.
2009-195 9April09  Growing youth unemployment.
Rapidly rising youth unemployment in the wake of the recession.
2009-193 8April09  Pass the interest rate cut parcel.
Banks not passing the latest interest rate cut to their customers.
2009-191P 7April09  One man broadband.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on Kevin Rudd's announcement
that the Federal Government will build the new national broadband network.
2009-188 6April09  Credit card interest rate cuts.
Serious of official interest rate cuts by the Reserve Bank
while bank credit card interest rates have remained high.
2009-180 2April09  Exposure to the global recession.
Australia in a better position to weather the global recession than most other parts of the world.
2009-165 26Mar09  Recession and depression explained by a footy fan.
Light hearted Jibe at obsessive Aussie rules footy fans.
2009-153 20Mar09  Workplace relations legislation expressed as people.
The senate's attempt to water down Labor's Fair Work bill.
2009-148 18Mar09  Workers' protection shields.
The inadequacy of protection for workers when faced with a powerful recession.
2009-138 13Mar09  Big jump in unemployment.
Jump in the unemployment rate a worry for the Federal Government.
2009-134 12Mar09  Stimulus payments Pacman.
Predicting that the latest stimulus payments will be mainly used to pay off personal debt.
2009-124 5March09  The Australia laundromat.
Esoteric view of the shrinking Australian economy and the dire
environmental situation exacerbated by the recent bushfires.
2009-110 27Feb09  The recession bites Pacific Brands.
Pacific Brands laying off thousands of workers while at the
same  time awarding massive pay rises to their executives.
2009-109 27Feb09  Sol Trujillo leaving Telstra.
Trujillo sacked large numbers of staff during his time as CEO of Telstra.
2009-102 25Feb09  Very safe super fund.
A look at uncertainty through the double lenses of the
superannuation funds crisis and the recent Victorian bushfires.
2009-057 5Feb09  Surplus run out.
Large tax cuts in the past has reduced the tax reserves available for infrastructure spending today.
2009-041 30Jan09  Biggest job creation scheme.
Rising unemployment will ironically require an increase in Centrelink staff.
2009-031 27Jan09  No economic downturn.
Extreme hot weather in South Eastern Australia.