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Jim Chalmers to cut economic growth estimates amid inflation ‘headwinds’

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The federal treasurer, Jim Chalmers, will use the state of the economy speech to trim the national growth estimates, citing global economic “headwinds”. “[T]he headwinds our economy is facing – higher inflation at th...

Jim Chalmers warns of ‘confronting’ inflation and wages forecast in July economic update

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Australia’s July economic update will contain “confronting” news about lower growth projections and higher inflation cutting real wages, Jim Chalmers has said. The treasurer said the update to be delivered on Thursday...

Jim Chalmers defends delay in reinstating Covid leave payments as cases rise

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Reinstating Covid-19 isolation payments was a necessary move in the wake of rising cases despite criticism the government was slow in doing so, according to the treasurer, Jim Chalmers. With infections continuing to i...

Unfounded stories take toll, says Kyle Chalmers after missing swim team announcement

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Kyle Chalmers cited the toll from “made up story lines” on his mental health for missing the announcement of Australia’s swimming team on Sunday night. He was absent when Dolphins squads for the world titles and Commo...

Anthony Albanese says PM’s broken federal Icac promise ‘fails the laugh test’ as Chalmers defends Labor campaign

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Anthony Albanese has attacked Scott Morrison for blaming a lack of Labor support as the reason he couldn’t legislate his proposed anti-corruption commission, saying the argument “fails the laugh test”, as the federal ...