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Economics and the economy

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

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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 »

Home ownership falling, debts rising Ė itís looking grim for the under 40s

Roger Wilkins writes in The Conversation (2.8.17) about the latest release of the HILDA (Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia... More »

The government is backing the wrong industries, as our economy changes: Productivity Commission

John Wanna writes in The Conversation (29.7.17) about a new Productivity Commission report on 'rising protectionism', arguing that cu... More »

The coming boom in inherited wealth

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (25.7.17) about recent data showing increasing levels of social and ... More »

Tackling inequality: good for the economy, good for the party

Tim Colebatch writes in Inside Story (25.7.17) about Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's recent speech on inequality and the Australian econo... More »

Bill Shorten says inequality threatens Australia's economy and social cohesion

Katharine Murphy reports in The Guardian (21.7.17) on a key speech from federal Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, in which he declared that... More »

Queensland government should reform state's taxes: report

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (20.7.17) on the release of the Queensland Productivity Commission's draft report from its... More »

The G20 summit shows a world divided in its attitudes toward globalisation

Jennifer Johns writes in The Conversation (7.7.17) that differences in attitudes toward globalisation make cooperation between the wo... More »

What income inequality looks like across Australia

Nicholas Biddle and Francis Markham write in The Conversation (6.7.17) that recently released Census data shows there is worrying income i... More »


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