NEWSFLASH! In September I will join The Conversation as its Business and Economy Editor. I have been honoured to work at The Age for the past ten years, originally alongside the legendry Tim Colebatch, and for the past four years as economics editor in my own right.

At The Conversation, my job will be to make the best thinking from Australia's 40 univerisites accessible to the widest possible audience. That means you. From the new year I will also write a weekly column.

On this site are most of the important things I have written for Fairfax and the ABC over the past few decades. I recommend the Search function. The site is a record for you, as well as me.

I'll continue to post great things from The Conversation and other places here, and also on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pensions, privacy, the economy


The government's Pension Review Background Paper is out (11.00am).

When it is put up on the web, it'll be here.

Also. the RBA has released its Quarterly Statement (at 11.30am).

It's here, and it is clear that it is worried the economic downturn will go too far.

Also today (at 11.00am) the Government released For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice, the result of a two-year investigation by the Australian Law Reform Commission.

As you can see from the attached photo - the three-volume report is huge - 295 recommendations.