THE DISTILLERY: Productivity uprising

Two scribes explain why Australia’s ‘productivity problem’ is no more, while another eyes the next national exports opportunity.

The latest set of national accounts confirms what many have suspected for a long time – Australia’s productivity crisis is no more. Two of Australia’s most respected economics writers contemplate the significance of this, while another ushers in the next great opportunity for Australian exports. All in all, it’s a positive morning in The Distillery. No hangover whatsoever.

Fairfax’s Ross Gittins is struggling to understand where all the strident agitators for change to rescue us from a decline in productivity have gone.


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