For a while the economy appeared robust with global rankings putting Australia near the top of ‘places to be’ during the pandemic. Consumer confidence hit new record levels, unemployment rates were low and record trade surpluses.

Today the virulence of the Delta variant, Australia’s low vaccination rate, the extended lockdown of Greater Sydney and a combined slump in public sentiment and business activity are all calling that earlier optimism into question.

Join Mark as he discusses the impact of these developments on the Australian economy and what he sees as the ripple effect for the future.