With the end of the mining cliff now in sight and the Reserve Bank reluctant to cut interest rates further, markets are betting that the combination of a lower dollar and looser fiscal policy will see us muddle through.
Big call, but maybe!
The Detailed Labour Force figures for October 2016 confirmed the slowdown in hiring.
Generally the unemployment rate story has been one of a steady improvement.
Around the traps
So much for the 'parasite' economies of MEL-SYD - what a daft argument - not only are these two cities alone accounting for most of Australia's services exports and attracting the bulk of foreign investment, they are now creating (more than) all of the jobs too, and as such the future tax take.