Election: economic effects

Professor Neville Norman, University of Melbourne

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Labor is facing some huge external economic challenges that will help to define the new government, according to Melbourne University economics professor Neville Norman. COVID lockdowns are now over, and the economy is recovering with healthy growth, but with the spectre of higher inflation and interest rates, as well as demands for wage increases, it’s a rocky road ahead for the Albanese government. And Neville Norman says investors need not worry about tax reform, because the ALP is gun-shy after losing last time.