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Economics and the economy

This section includes papers on the management of Queensland's economy.

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The case for divestment from fossil fuels

John Quiggin writes in The Conversation (1.12.14) about the ANU's decision to divest from fossil fuel investments:  'Leaving aside th... More »

Newman to fight Canberra over disaster relief funding

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (1.12.14) that Premier Campbell Newman 'is preparing to take another fight to Canberra, wi... More »

Perceived unfairness of budget partial cause of blow out

'Although the budget contained many worthwhile measures, in practical terms it "produced confidence-sapping political deadlock," writes former Trea... More »

Queensland's disaster relief funding under threat

'National disaster funding to Queensland from the federal government is under serious threat with authorities wanting to reduce federal payouts fro... More »

Wise investment or fossil fools?

'Something is brewing' writes business columnist Michael West in the Sydney Morning Herald. 'If you were to join the dots you would conclu... More »

Adani quizzed by National Stock Exchange of India

'Indian conglomerate Adani has been questioned by the National Stock Exchange of India over claims that the State Bank of India has extended it a $... More »

National Party voters would be hardest hit by GP 'co-payment'

Newman Government to pay for coal infrastructure

'Queensland taxpayers will help fund a rail line from Abbot Point port to what will be Australia's largest coal mine, with the door open to similar... More »

The G20 agenda: the push on tax avoidance

'Tax avoidance by multinational enterprises is not new. But the current level of political will and public outcry on the issue is uncommon in the h... More »

Rising joblessness - trouble for Joe Hockey

Stephen Koukoulas writes in The Guardian (7.11.14) about the impact of rising joblessness and falling iron ore prices on the economy. 'The economy ... More »

Joe Hockey and rising inequality

Professor James Morley writes in The Conversation (4.11.14): 'Joe Hockey may try and advocate that higher taxes kill the goose that lays the golden... More »

How miners shape our world

Anthropologist Sally Babiddge writes in The Conversation (30.10.14) that miners do much more than extract minerals and make profits. 'The Australia... More »

The Mouse that Roars - Coal in the Queensland Economy

Paper (October 2014) on the coal industry in Queensland by Roderick Campbell, Research Fellow with The Australia Institute: 

'99 per c... More »

Effective gambling regulation is not just 'red tape'

Charles Livingstone writes in The Conversation (20.10.14) that the Queensland government's changes to its poker machine legislation has re... More »

Immense divide : budget impact Coalition and Labor seats

Tom Allard reports in The Brisbane Times (10.10.14) on the findings of a study by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling that c... More »

Bringing the free market down to earth is a moral question

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Mark Chou write in The Conversation (1.10.14): 'The lack of regulation, the weak enforcement of existing regulations and the m... More »

Life in a de-growth economy

Samuel Alexander writes in The Conversation (2.10.14): 'Like a snake eating its own tail, our growth-oriented civilisation suffers from the delusio... More »

German climate advisor scathing on Australia's coal policy

Lisa Cox reports in The Brisbane Times (2.10.14) that the German Chancellor's advisor on climate policy has said that continued coal use was not on... More »

The cost of homelessness: an Australian national study

This report by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (16.12.13) explores the effect homelessness programs have on the potential to yi... More »

What budget emergency?

'Budget emergency' denied by 63 Australian economists who argue that 'the government's chief aim shouldn't be to generate a surplus but to generate... More »

Queensland Western Downs: survey on coal seam gas

CSIRO scientists report the outcomes of a survey of residents in Queensland's Western Downs region on attitudes to coal seam gas.

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Conus Business Consultancy Services questions government's tourism statistics

LNP Tourism minister's statistics queried by Conus Business Consultancy Services: 'We can only conclude that the LNP are, once again, using data wh... More »

Queensland tourism - growth stagnating

Cameron Atfield writes in The Brisbane Times (15.9.14) that Queensland's tourism peak body has warned that tourism in the State is stagnating, with... More »

The local costs of Cairns' new casino

Francis Markham and Martin Young write in The Conversation (5.9.14) that 'while Aquis has produced a 4000-page environmental and social impact stat... More »

Social Inequality: is the elephant in the room strangling us all?

The notion of a fair go and the concept of social mobility are both central to the Australian psyche and culture. Aleesandro Demaio writes in The C... More »


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