Elysse Morgan, ABC.net.au

Elysse Morgan


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Recent articles by Elysse:

AMP could face inquiry over its treatment of financial planners after Labor, Liberal MPs give backing

Embattled wealth manager AMP is likely to face an inquiry over its treatment of financial planners, after a move that forced hundreds of its own advisers out of business. → Read More

Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes says clean energy the 'best opportunity' for growth amid coronavirus downturn

As governments grapple with quick ways to create jobs and stimulate activity Mr Cannon-Brookes says masses of large-scale renewable energy projects are shovel ready. → Read More

The GST turns 20 today. Is it time to increase the tax rate or broaden the base?

The GST is 20 years old, but the man who gave birth to it says now might be the time to consider increasing it, and he has support from the Treasurer of the nation's most populous state. → Read More

The $688m HomeBuilder scheme seems like a boost for homeowners — but it comes with some serious caveats

Is the new HomeBuilder scheme — with $25,000 grants for some renovations and new homes — too tightly targeted to be a success? → Read More

$60 billion JobKeeper shortfall should be spent, economists argue

The Federal Government is $60 billion better off than it thought it would be because of the JobKeeper bungle. But economists warn failing to borrow and spend that money could push Australia off a "fiscal cliff" later this year, write Michael Janda and Elysse Morgan. → Read More

Coronavirus economic recovery committee looks set to push Australia towards gas-fired future

There's a battle of ideas over how to reinvigorate the economy after the shock of COVID-19, but the make-up of the advisory body the Federal Government has set up to lead the recovery gives a good indication of which way it's leaning, write Elysse Morgan and Stephen Long. → Read More

OECD endorses economic hibernation plan but warns recovery after coronavirus will be slow

OECD secretary general Angel Gurría says global growth will be reduced by about 5 per cent and economic recovery from coronavirus will take time. → Read More

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the economy, but house prices are holding up — for now

Global markets have lost trillions of dollars and central bankers are rolling out extraordinary measures to stop the financial system collapsing, but one thing is holding up for now — the Australian property market. → Read More

Commonwealth Bank boss says the spread of coronavirus will have a worse impact than the global financial crisis

The head of the Commonwealth Bank says there's every reason to be concerned about the impact of coronavirus on the economy, warning Australian businesses and households need cash quickly. → Read More

Coronavirus cut Elysee Morgan's US trip short but travelling home highlighted 'frightening flaws in biosecurity'

Any belief that the US was taking the virus seriously was dispelled the minute we arrived at Denver airport. After previously thinking that travel bans seemed extreme, I'm now firmly in the camp of reviewing border control, writes Elysee Morgan. → Read More

AMP fees-for-no-service money repaid in accounts opened without former customers' consent

Former customers and consumer rights groups slam AMP for repaying fees it charged for no service into new accounts people did not consent to being opened in their name. → Read More

Financial planners turn on 'reprehensible' AMP as it puts them out of business

Embattled wealth manager AMP is forcing hundreds of its own financial planners out of business, with many at risk of losing their homes as it slashes the amount it will pay them for buying out their businesses. → Read More

Accountants given homework extension for parliamentary probe into quality of their work

Major accounting firms in the line of fire of a parliamentary probe into the quality of their work have had an early win, with an extra month to make submissions as the clock ticks on the inquiry's deadline. → Read More

Donald Trump's war of words with China sparks retaliation, sending Australian stocks south

Australian stocks are set to lose more ground on Tuesday, after $36 billion worth of value was wiped out in Monday's trade amid significant falls on global markets and a rapidly escalating trade war between the US and China. → Read More

When transparency is your problem, a closed door teleconference is probably not the solution

It could have been an opportunity to turn over a new leaf. Instead APRA dropped a review criticising its lack of transparency late at night to a handpicked group of interested reporters and declined all interviews before holding a teleconference behind closed doors, writes Elysse Morgan. → Read More

Tax cuts won't deliver much economic boost, warns NAB

National Australia Bank says the economic boost from the Government's tax cuts is likely to be very small, and more infrastructure spending is urgently required. → Read More

Strike for climate movement encouraging workers to down tools and demand emergency action

Hundreds of thousands of students have walked out of school to protest for action on climate change, now workers are being urged to do the same. → Read More

'I won't have to discount': Apartment king Triguboff welcomes Morrison's re-election

The billionaire Meriton apartment developer says Scott Morrison's re-election, first home buyer deposit assistance and interest rate cuts will put a floor under the housing market. → Read More

Federal Government warned to promote childcare, not tax cuts in Federal Budget

Prominent Liberal Party supporter Tony Shepherd urges the Federal Government to focus on spending that will help productivity in the economy, saying he is nervous about relying on tax cuts in the federal budget. → Read More

Senate report slams exploitation as franchisees struggle to recover losses

Franchising regulation needs a dramatic overhaul, according to a senate inquiry, but any changes will come too late to save people like Brent Harrison, who has already lost his life savings. → Read More