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Economics and the economy

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

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The gender pay gap is hurting productivity

Tom Kennedy and colleagues write in The Conversation (15.5.17) about the income gap between workers of different gender in Australia, argu... More »

Shorten fights on fairness in budget reply, but will it be enough?

Natalie Mast writes in The Conversation (12.5.17) that, with the Coalition delivering a raft of so-called 'Labor-lite' economic measures, ... More »

Hope versus humiliation in the Federal Budget

John Falzon, Chief Executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council, writes in Eureka Street (9.5.17) that, despite Treasurer ... More »

Budget 2017: Morrison heads off the right with an appeal to altruism over self-interest

Tony Walker writes in The Conversation (9.5.17) that Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull have clearly resolved to move onto the offen... More »

EVENT: 'Inequality in Australia' 2017 Conference

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

Where did all the money go?

Policy Online carries a link (3.5.17) to an audio podcast from the University of Melbourne's 'Policy Shop', featuring Glyn Davis in discus... More »

Vital Signs: why the government still thinks it can ‘grow away’ the deficit

Richard Holden writes in The Conversation (5.5.17) about the federal government's continuing adherence to its 'growth and jobs' mantra, ar... More »

The science of inequality: why people 'prefer' unequal societies

In a thought-provoking new paper highlighted in The Guardian (4.5.17), three Yale scientists - Christina Starmans, Mark Sheskin and P... More »

Federal Treasurer: Budget to distinguish good and bad debt

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (27.4.17) that Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison are preparing the ground for a boost in inf... More »

Immigrants advance Australian economy, but what happens if we 'close the door?'

The ABC's Ian Verrender comments (24.4.17) on the Turnbull government's proposed changes to citizenship rules and the skilled migrant visa program,... More »

Australian government axes 457 work visa: experts react

Chris Wright and colleagues write in The Conversation (18.4.17) about the Turnbull government's proposal to abolish the 457 skilled migran... More »

Malcolm Turnbull's myth of 'middle Australia' ignores both gender and reality

Greg Jericho comments in The Guardian (18.4.17) on the Australian Taxation Office's release of tax and economic statistics, arguing that i... More »

What housing issues should the budget tackle? This is what our experts say

Richard Tomlinson writes in The Conversation (10.4.17), summarising the arguments of several housing experts who largely agree on which go... More »

The government’s company tax cut win a triumph of politics over economics

Brett Govendir and Roman Lanis write in The Conversation (3.4.17) that, while the federal government's company tax cut may signal to the w... More »

Flogging the dead horse of neoliberalism isn't going to improve the economy

Greg Jericho observes in The Guardian (2.4.17) that ACTU secretary Sally McManus was lambasted by the right for saying neoliberalism ... More »

Youth underemployment at four-decade peak: Brotherhood report

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (27.3.17) that, according to a new Brotherhood of St Laurence report, almost one in five ... More »

Brexit may offer opportunities for Australia as Britain shifts focus to former colonies

The ABC's James Glenday comments (12.3.17) on potential trade avenues as a result of Britain's Brexit negotiations that could prove to be an advant... More »

Easytax resurrected: a look at One Nation’s economic and taxation policies

Policy Online carries a link (8.3.17) to an Australia Institute report which examines Senator Hanson's One Nation party's economic policie... More »

Why small business tax cuts aren’t likely to boost ‘jobs and growth’

Saul Eslake writes in The Conversation (20.2.17) about doubts over the effectiveness of the federal government's planned cuts to the rate ... More »

Settling better: reforming refugee employment and settlement services

Policy Online carries a link (20.2.17) to a Centre for Policy Development report on Australia's refugee settlement services and policies. ... More »

Trading hours set for reform in Queensland

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (14.2.17) on moves by the Palaszczuk government to reform and extend retail trading hours ... More »

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 »


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