Another 25,700 new jobs, mainly full-time, was not enough to stop the unemployment rate rising as more people looked for work.
In what is becoming a familiar occurrence, the big banks are having to increase their provisions for financial misconduct. NAB now says its compensation bill will need an extra $749 million.
Having looked like it was running out of puff, the world's second-largest economy and Australia's most important trading partner appears to have regained momentum on the back of new stimulus measures.
The competition watchdog is taking Bupa Aged Care to court alleging that for more than a decade it charged residents for numerous expensive services it never provided.
The RBA seems to be getting a bit twitchy about the tension between strong employment and low wage growth. The next couple of months are crucial about whether interest rates are going up or down.
The long-running Westpac/Melbourne Institute survey reveals a noticeable uptick in consumer sentiment in the days after the Federal Budget, particularly in low- to middle-income groups.
Even before a sod has been turned, the costliest scenario for Snowy 2.0 has blown out by 35pc and it looks like not being finished until well into 2026.
IOOF chief executive, and the architect of the wealth manager's aggressive growth, Chris Kelaher will leave the company with a $1.3 million payout ahead of APRA's move to ban him.
You might not have noticed it but February was an economic boom time as consumers opened their wallets and the trade surplus hit a new record.
The Reserve Bank stands by its conviction that a strong jobs market will eventually deliver a recovery in wages and GDP growth.