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Economics and the economy

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

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If we are reaching neoliberal capitalism’s end days, what comes next?

Allan Patience observes in The Conversation (6.2.17) that the crisis now confronting neoliberal capitalism suggests that its internal cont... More »

Mining's economic contribution not as big as you might think

Ross Gittins comments in the Brisbane Times (3.2.17) on the contribution of the mining sector to the Australian economy, arguing that its ... More »

Shorten’s three major economic priorities: ‘jobs, jobs and jobs’

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (31.1.17) about details of the economic agenda outlined by federal Opposition Leader, Bill Sho... More »

Industry policy emerges from globalisation resurgent and more important than ever

Andrew Wear writes in The Mandarin (25.1.17) that 'much has been made of the revolving door of the federal industry minister, but contempo... More »

There’s no point to Australia’s push to ratify the TPP

Elizabeth Thurbon writes in The Conversation (25.1.17) about the seeming collapse of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal after Presid... More »

Trans-Pacific Partnership: trade officials don't know how it would work without US

Gareth Hutchens reports in The Guardian (22.1.17) on the Turnbull government's ambition to press ahead with a Trans-Pacific Partnership de... More »

What rights do workers have to getting paid in the gig economy?

Joellen Riley writes in The Conversation (23.1.17) about how so-called 'gig workers' need to be aware of their contract terms and band tog... More »

State of the States: Queensland economy jumped by Tasmania

Jorge Branco reports in the Brisbane Times (23.1.17) on the release of CommSec's quarterly 'State of the States' report, which shows Queen... More »

Australia needs to invest if it wants the tourism boom to continue

David Beirman writes in The Conversation (20.1.17) that, as Australia's fastest growing economic sector, tourism is long overdue for ... More »

Rio Tinto job cuts: Power prices lead to jobs cuts at largest aluminium smelter

Rachel Clun reports in the Brisbane Times (19.1.17) on mining company Rio Tinto's planned shedding of jobs at its Boyne Island aluminium s... More »

High immigration masks Australian economic decline

The ABC's Carrington Clarke reports (19.1.17) on some worrying trends in Australia's economy, such as below-par jobs and wages growth, masked to a ... More »

Do 8 men really control the same wealth as the poorest half of the global population?

Peter Whiteford writes in The Conversation (18.1.17) about a new Oxfam report contending that the richest eight people in the world a... More »

Sensis survey shows confidence up but Queensland government approval rate low

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (18.1.17) on details of a new Sensis Business Index survey which shows business confidence... More »

Building approvals decline for 11 straight months, ABS trend data shows

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (9.1.17) on ABS data showing a decline in building approvals in Queensland after a recent ... More »

How and why we are moving beyond GDP as a measure of human progress

Tani Shaw writes in The Conversation (4.1.17) about how, since the end of the Second World War, the way we measure what is going on in our... More »

MYEFO: Mid-year budget update shows these aren't ordinary times

The ABC's Ian Verrender comments (19.12.16) on the MYEFO economic update, and what it signifies for the Turnbull federal government's economic prog... More »

As the trickledown juggernaut rolls on, it's time to rejuvenate the middle class

Former Treasurer Wayne Swan writes in The Guardian (16.12.16):

'If the electoral landscape over 2016 has revealed anything, it&rsq... More »

Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market

The Chief Scientist's report, discussed at COAG in December 2016, includes the following statement:

'Governance matters. Effective energy m... More »

Queensland to use coal-driven budget boost to create jobs in One Nation heartland

Joshua Robertson reports in The Guardian (12.12.16) on the Palaszczuk Government's plan to spend a $1 billion budget windfall on regional ... More »

More than a third of big companies paid no tax in 2014-15, ATO reports

Gareth Hutchens writes in The Guardian (9.12.16) about the findings of the latest Australian Taxation Office 'transparency report':

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Papers presented to our seminar 'Jobs of the future in an uncertain environment'

Howard Guille's paper, presented to the TJRyan Foundation / QCU seminar 'Jobs of the future in an uncertain environment' in September 2016, opens:<... More »

The Adani rail link - regional jobs if the billionaire is loaned $1b of taxpayers' money?

In December, just after their Parliaments had risen for the summer break, a visit by the Adani team to both Premier Palaszczuk and PM Turnbull hit ... More »

It's time to revisit our resources rent taxes because 2017 looms as a difficult year

'The Lucky Country faces difficult year ahead' writes Ian Verrender (ABC, 5.12.16):

'Two consecutive quarters of contraction equal... More »

What the government can learn from the backpacker tax debacle

Joanna Howe writes in The Conversation (29.11.16) about the controversy over the federal government's changes to the backpacker tax, which... More »

Domestic violence also has an economic penalty – we need to tackle it

Jane Bullen and Natash Cortis write in The Conversation (29.11.16) about the economic impacts upon women and families of domestic violence... More »

 
 

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