Alan Austin

Alan Austin is a freelance journalist with interests in news media, religious affairs and economic and social issues.

Scott and Josh “superior economic managers”? Not according to the IMF

It may be the only campaign tactic they have left, and it's a lie, but the media laps it up and Scott Morrison and ...

Blinded by dodgy stats: Frydenberg’s sermon relies on rusty tablets

Australia's recovery is leading the world? Biggest economic shock since the Depression? There used to be a rule ...
Resilient, Josh, really? Treasurer gilds the lily 12 ways on Australia’s economy

Resilient, Josh, really? Treasurer gilds the lily 12 ways on Australia’s economy

Josh Frydenberg has again claimed Australia is "outperforming all other major advanced economies" in a Liberal ...
Zombie Doctrine: belief in Coalition as “super economic managers” sticks, despite proof otherwise

Zombie Doctrine: belief in Coalition as “super economic managers” sticks, despite proof otherwise

The Coalition as "superior economic managers"? The data demonstrates the polar opposite. Alan Austin looks at the ...
“A massive movement of people into new jobs” or Josh joshing again?

“A massive movement of people into new jobs” or Josh joshing again?

Josh Frydenberg's embarrassing take-down by the Senate this week over a bizarre plot to over-regulate proxy ...
Australia hits new low on Transparency International Corruption Index

Australia hits new low on Transparency International Corruption Index

The decline of political and corporate standards in Australia over recent years is not just in the imagination of ...
Skilled migrant arrivals hit 20-year low – but Covid is not the reason for innovation deflation

Skilled migrant arrivals hit 20-year low – but Covid is not the reason for innovation deflation

The drop in skilled workers arriving in Australia has hit the economy, and it began many years before the ...
Eight years in, how do our Coalition economic management gurus measure up?

Eight years in, how do our Coalition economic management gurus measure up?

Elected on a promise to eliminate Labor's ''debt disaster'', the Coalition has added $600 billlion to the national ...
Suffering in comparison: Australia’s economic outcomes the worst in 60 years

Suffering in comparison: Australia’s economic outcomes the worst in 60 years

The Covid pandemic has affected several industries and data sets. But it does not explain Australia falling down ...
Beyond the Spin: workers’ share of wealth slumps to record low

Beyond the Spin: workers’ share of wealth slumps to record low

Workers now have the lowest share ever of the nation’s earnings. Under-employment is even worse now than it was ...
Third, Oh Really? ABC News swallows Coalition data spin

Third, Oh Really? ABC News swallows Coalition data spin

ABC News is showing its extensive audience that growth in gross domestic product (GDP) ranks third in the world - ...
Propaganda Machine: Deloitte skews fact on economy, media laps it up

Propaganda Machine: Deloitte skews fact on economy, media laps it up

Deloitte Access Economics’ claims about Australia’s economic recovery were repeated verbatim by media outlets, ...

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