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Economics and the economy

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

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The problem with Australiaís banks is one of too much law and too little enforcement

Deborah Ralston writes in The Conversation (29.9.18) about the interim report presented by the Royal Commission into Australia's banking a... More »

This is what policymakers can and canít do about low wage growth

Michael Keating writes in The Conversation (17.8.18) that governments can't undo the technological changes behind frozen wages and ri... More »

Self-employment and casual work arenít increasing, but so many jobs are insecure

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, David Peetz, writes in The Conversation (3.8.18) that, amid all the talk of increasing casuali... More »

What the huge HILDA survey reveals about your economic well-being, health and family life

Roger Wilkins and editors from The Conversation write (31.7.18) about the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (... More »

Queenslanders feel forgotten despite record 26 straight years of economic growth: poll

The ABC's Rebecca Hyam reports (20.7.18) on the release of research into community perceptions of 'economic disconnect' in various parts of Austral... More »

Rising to the challenge of inequality

Andrew Leigh writes in Inside Story (15.6.18) that Thomas Piketty and his colleagues have used new data to track inequality and sharpen th... More »

Hip-pocket hit to Queenslanders on the way with Jackie Trad's big budget spend

Ashleigh Stevenson reports for the ABC (13.6.18) on the Palaszczuk government's state budget, and the first delivered by Deputy Premier and Treasur... More »

Morrisonís budget tax plan is another missed opportunity

Richard Holden writes in The Conversation (8.5.18) that, even though this year’s federal budget is pretty good politics and reasonab... More »

Federal Budget 2018: a state-by-state spending analysis

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, and colleagues write in The Conversation (8.5.18) about how each state and territo... More »

The federal budget beyond the talking points

The Conversation releases a new series of articles, 'Budget policy checks', focusing on the coming federal budget in May.

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Australian governments donít work with each other and itís holding back regional economies in trouble

Andrew Beer writes in The Conversation (23.4.18) that Australia's local leadership, including businesses executives and politicians, ... More »

The Future of Manufacturing Jobs in Queensland

The TJ Ryan Foundation, in collaboration with the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) and the University of Queensland's Institute for S... More »

The great tax swindle: how concessions and exemptions benefit the wealthiest

Greg Jericho comments in The Guardian (27.3.18) on Australia's complex and opaque system of tax concessions and exemptions, suggesting tha... More »

Book launch: 'Fair Share - Competing Claims and Australia's Economic Future'

The University of Queensland's School of Political Science and International Studies is staging an event to launch the new publication, 'Fair Share... More »

The benefits of job automation are not likely to be shared equally

Shahid Shahiduzzaman and colleagues write in The Conversation (5.2.18) that the productivity gains which businesses get from automating so... More »

Why big projects like the Adani coal mine wonít transform regional Queensland

John Cole writes in The Conversation (13.11.17) that 'big ticket' resources projects of the past decade have not delivered as hoped for re... More »

Analysis shows booming south-east is 'losing funds' to north Queensland

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (7.9.17) on economic analysis showing that the Palaszczuk Government's recent budget has promised... More »

How governments have widened the gap between generations in home ownership

Rachel Ong writes in The Conversation (29.8.17) about government policies affecting the home buying market, pointing out that over a thirt... More »

'Inequality in Australia' 2017 Conference Speakers

The TJ Ryan Foundation, with the support of the Queensland University of Technology, QSuper and the Queensland Council of Unions, presented its maj... More »

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The Buy Queensland strategy - breaking international trade deals?

Giovanni Di Lieto writes in The Conversation (16.8.17) that the Palaszczuk Government's proposed 'Buy Queensland first' strategy has quest... More »

The inequality you canít change that lasts a lifetime

Tina Rampino, Mark Western and Wojtek Tomaszewski from the University of Queensland's Institute for Social Science Research write in The C... More »

Why 'economic anxiety' doesn't explain One Nation and the far-right's return

Greg Jericho comments in The Guardian (8.8.17) that a recent Grattan Institute report suggests those who attribute the rise of nationalist... More »

Egalitarian or Edwardian? The rising wealth inequality in Australia

Jennifer Chesters writes in The Conversation (8.8.17) that, if the gap in Australia between the wealth of the billionaires and that of the... More »

Is this the end of meritocracy?

Frank Bongiorno writes in Inside Story (3.8.17) that the evidence that birth and luck play an outsized role in our lives is overwhelm... More »

Inequality is a political choice. No matter how long it takes, we will defeat it

John Falzon comments in The Guardian (1.8.17) on the increasing consensus of opinion that inequality in Australia is getting worse, arguin... More »


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