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Data indicates the recession is effectively here; it's what policy makers do next that counts

  • Written by The Conversation
imagePerhaps this is not technically a recession, but certainly it looks, smells, and feels a lot like one. AAP/ Sam Mooy

The latest economic figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have fuelled the debate on the future of the Australian economy and prompted many to ask: “Will Australia go into a recession?”


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