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Michael Janda


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Recent articles by Michael:

RBA highlights risk of deeper coronavirus recession, but the Government can avert it

Australia's economy, like most of the world, is stuck in a COVID-19 quagmire, but the Federal Government still has the power to stop us sinking deeper, and to even help pull us out, writes Michael Janda. → Read More

Superannuation early withdrawal won't hurt retirement for most workers, argues Grattan

The typical worker would see a fall in their retirement income of just over 1 per cent if they took out the full $20,000 allowed under the early super release scheme, new research finds. → Read More

ASX corporate profit reporting season explained and diarised with a calendar

Got shares but don't know a balance sheet from an income statement? Our profit reporting season guide will help you cut through some of the common jargon and has a calendar of all the key dates. → Read More

Virgin Australia to slash 3,000 jobs for slimmed post-coronavirus operations

Virgin Australia reveals plans to make about a third of its workforce redundant, with approximately 3,000 jobs expected to go under new owners Bain Capital, while 6,000 staff remain. → Read More

Home prices ease in July but there are warnings of bigger falls ahead

Australian home prices fall 0.6 per cent over the past month, with the biggest declines in Melbourne as the impact of the second wave of COVID-19 washes through the market. → Read More

ASX profit reporting season in the coronavirus pandemic. What to expect in the coming weeks

There hasn't been a corporate reporting season remotely like this — one that coincides with a pandemic, recession and record stimulus to keep entire industries from collapsing. → Read More

Young people's incomes have fallen over past decade as older Australians powered ahead, report finds

The Federal Government's own economic think-tank confirms that young people's real incomes have fallen over the past decade, even as older Australians enjoyed continued pay rises. And the younger you are, the worse the situation is. → Read More

Rio Tinto posts profit fall but increases dividend

Rio Tinto reports a "resilient performance" in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite announcing a 20 per cent fall in net earnings over the first half of 2020. → Read More

Free childcare and preschool drive biggest drop in consumer prices on record

Australia has recorded its biggest-ever quarterly fall in consumer prices, which dropped 1.9 per cent in the June quarter amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Victorian jobs hit from renewed coronavirus lockdown highlights second wave economic risks

The renewed lockdown in Victoria drives a fall in employment, as analysts warn the coronavirus recovery across Australia appears to have "run out of puff". → Read More

RBA boss Philip Lowe says Australia's economy has 'turned the corner', but Government has more to do

Philip Lowe says Australia's economy has passed its low point, but faces a "bumpy path ahead" with the Federal Government best placed to support the recovery. → Read More

Unemployment passes two-decade high as job applicants 'inundate' employers

Employers say they are being inundated with applicants for any jobs being advertised, as official figures show 280,000 people resumed looking for work last month. → Read More

Coronavirus lockdown easing boosts mental health, sees shift back to pre-pandemic behaviour

Australians are going out more, getting fewer home deliveries and feeling a lot less lonely and anxious than they were a month or two ago, according to the latest research from the ABS. → Read More

Coronavirus superannuation early withdrawal scheme hits $25 billion as new financial year starts

The Tax Office has already approved at least $25 billion of early superannuation withdrawals, just a couple of days into the second tranche of the emergency COVID-19 hardship scheme. → Read More

Victorian economy hardest hit by coronavirus fallout as immigration dries up

Victoria was poised to take the biggest economic hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, even before a spike in cases forced renewed shutdowns in large parts of Melbourne and the state's isolation from the rest of Australia, according to the latest Deloitte forecasts. → Read More

House price slide accelerates as coronavirus pandemic drags on

The coronavirus-induced slide in Australian housing values accelerated last month, as more sellers put their homes on the market. → Read More

Australia is defeating coronavirus but remains at risk of losing through an 'economic own goal'

If handling pandemics was a sport, Australia has made it into the knockout stages of the coronavirus world cup. But our early success can quickly be undone if mistakes are made during the next phase of the crisis. → Read More

Qantas cuts show how slow the economy's recovery from coronavirus will be

The Qantas job cuts send a stark message to anyone who thought the bounce-back from coronavirus was going to be swift and strong. Alan Joyce just told them they're dreaming. → Read More

Woolworths warehouse automation will eliminate 700 jobs in Sydney and Melbourne

Around 700 jobs will be lost as Woolworths automates key logistics facilities in Sydney and Melbourne. → Read More

Australian economy outperforming, but coronavirus 'shadow' could last years, warns RBA's Lowe

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe delivers a reality check, warning Australia's economy will only "meander along with mediocre growth" after the pandemic unless major reforms are undertaken. → Read More