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Retail spending lowest in 20 years

Retail spending has posted its worst quarterly performance since the introduction of the GST 20 years ago, and the risks are it could worsen as Victoria locks down in its fight against the coronavirus.

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Opinion

The cost of lockdown, and the cost of not doing it

The economic cost of Australians undertaking “self-lockdown” is very different to government estimates of official lockdowns costs, and should help overcome reluctance to do what is necessary to contain the virus, argues Richard Holden.