Jason Murphy, Crikey.com.au

Jason Murphy


Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by Jason:

Employment levels for teenagers are skyrocketing. Why?

Employing minors became rapidly old-fashioned in the era of rising underemployment. But a rampant labour market is changing things. → Read More

Why the RBA should truly apologise to fixed-rate home borrowers

The RBA's 'apology' has left a lot to be desired — particularly for borrowers now feeling the rate-rise crunch. → Read More

Puppies, caravan parks and duty-free Ukrainian vodka: The weirdest budget spending measures

The business of government is not all sweeping visions, grand statements, Churchill and Chifley. Sometimes it’s about beagles. → Read More

Why the government is buying a lot of puppies (and other weird spending measures)

The good, the bad and the just plain bizarre. → Read More

Pepsi turns inflation pain into company gain as higher prices cause its profits to froth over

Who suffers in a time of inflation? A look at Pepsi's latest financial results gives us an insight into what's happening. → Read More

Who is actually working from home, and where do they live?

COVID-19 lockdowns brought about a huge change in how we work, with more of us working from home. Or that's what we thought. → Read More

Australian dream of home ownership isn't dead — but a number crunch reveals new divisions, fault lines

City by city, suburb by suburb, the rate of home ownership around the country is heading in very different directions. → Read More

The big squeeze: how rising mortgage payments are hurting different parts of Australia

As long as the RBA continues to hike interest rates, mortgage payments will rise. We take a look at which areas of the country are most affected. → Read More

Scott Morrison says pandemic 30 times worse than global financial crisis

The PM will spend the next few weeks promoting the government's success against COVID. But is he telling porkies? We fact-checked his central proposition. → Read More

Spending big and taxing low: something's got to give

The economic outlook of the budget makes it clear the government isn't looking far beyond the election. → Read More

Federal budget: the three terrifying poisons in Frydenberg's price forecasts

Gazing into the treasurer's crystal ball reveals some scary prospects. → Read More

Crazy sign house prices could skyrocket

What happened in the pandemic was totally unexpected. Cast your mind back to March 2020 and the forecasts were full of doom and gloom for house prices. → Read More

Nasty shock coming for mortgage payers

Interest rates are rising, with serious implications for Australia’s household finances. Some households will find rate hikes hit them like a ton of bricks. → Read More

Woolies receipt reveals looming issue

Everyone is talking about grocery prices. They’re up. The totals we’re seeing at the checkout are higher than ever before. But by how much? → Read More

Truth about who’s really buying Aussie houses

Oh my god. The amount of money Aussies are borrowing to buy houses is going up again. → Read More

No plane sailing for Aussies despite a slight lift-off in overseas trips

You can make as many plans as you like, but COVID is like the annoying passenger beside you: it just doesn't know when to stop being a pain. → Read More

Want a sporting chance at making the big bucks? Maybe avoid tennis

Professional sport may seem like a goldmine but some yield more than others. And tennis isn't the windfall you might believe it to be. → Read More

‘New normal’: Dire prediction for Australia

Have you seen the movie ‘Godzilla vs Kong’? It’s a terrible movie, but a good metaphor for what the Australian economy is likely to experience in 2022. Two enormous, powerful forces are going to clash. In the movie there is a lot of collateral damage. In the Australian economy in 2022, that damage is likely to take the form of inflation. → Read More

Chart that will terrify mortgage payers

The huge showdown for 2022 will be on interest rates. The market is pricing in three rate hikes, the RBA says there will be none. Who is right? → Read More

Chart shows one state has lost the plot

Australia’s house price rises are famous. The rapid escalation in the cost of owning your own home is familiar to all of us. But the pace of change is different in different parts of the country, and that is bending the whole nation out of shape. → Read More