Treasurer Jim Chalmers will hand down his third budget next week, as he again walks the tightrope of offering cost-of-living relief to struggling households without further fuelling inflation. Finance Minister Katy Gallagher has declared inflation will be the “primary focus” of Tuesday’s budget, but the Treasurer later insisted it wouldContinue Reading

Aussies are being urged to stop splashing cash on “Netflix, flat-whites, movies and eating out” to trigger a “DIY recession” that will save us from years of pain. The extraordinary call from Rand Low, an Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance at Bond University, comes amid resurgent inflation in Australia, warningsContinue Reading