The Forgotten People of the Election Campaign

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Despite the retail industry’s significant contribution to the Australian economy and its dire need for relief from misguided policy, it is constantly ignored by all sides of politics.

Read the full column on Inside Retail, Australia’s leading retail trade publication.

Low interest rates & structural sclerosis

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Most of us have an interest in interest rates, one way or the other.

For example, the current record low rates, negative in some countries, mean that those with mortgages and other loans rejoice while those who live off their investments don’t fare as well.

Consequently, one question looms: when will interest rates rise, and by how much?

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