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Economics and the economy

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

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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 »

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 »


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