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Economics and the economy

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

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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 ... 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 »

Sale of the century - the great privatisation scam

James Meek (The Guardian, 27.8.14) discusses the inequities that have resulted from the UK's privatised public services.  'A tax is generally ... More »

Consigning future generations to social immobility?

In The Guardian (22.8.14), Jim Chalmers argues that judged on their decisions to date, 'we now have a government that sees inequality as a... More »

The Entitlement of Age

Report for Per Capita by Emily Millane. Millane argues that Australia's retirement income system is becoming unsustainable. Proposals currently in ... More »

Why treasurers should go back to economics school

Professor Geoff Harcourt argues in The Conversation (19.8.14) that:  'Treasurer Speak' in recent decades reflects serious conceptual misunders... More »

Richard Dennis predicts that the biggest blow for the Hockey budget is yet to come

On 12 August 2014 Richard Dennis of the AustraliaInstitute predicts further problems in the Senate over Hockey's budget, particularly because its p... More »

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

Richard Dennis and Matt Grudnoff of the AustraliaInstitute argue that National Party constituents will be amongst the hardest hit if the federal go... More »

We must not just wave goodbye to our voluntary sector

In The Conversation (14 August 2014) Professor Paul Smith argues that recent reports (Hilmer and Shergold) have been informed by by commissions of ... More »

Russian sanctions least of agriculture sector's problems

Mark McGovern writes in The Conversation (13 August 14): 'Measures of both competitiveness and productivity can increase when an industry is in dec... More »


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