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Labor leader's $20k Facebook campaign

Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas has spent nearly $20,000 on Facebook advertising since the March 2018 election – considerably more than his bill for traditional radio and print messaging – and paid $28,000 to a consulting firm headed by a Labor communications and polling guru.

Opinion

Department store decline mirrors shrinking middle class

Department stores are in decline, but the rise of internet shopping isn’t the only factor. While discount and luxury retailers expand, department stores shrink to reflect the contraction of the middle class which created them, argue Jason Pallant and Sean Sands.

Opinion

More interest rate cuts unless we start spending

The Reserve Bank  cut interest rates – and may do so again within months – because nervous Australians aren’t getting pay rises, and aren’t spending enough to turn around dismal economic figures, says Peter Martin.