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Economics and the economy

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

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Home ownership falling, debts rising – it’s 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 »

Manufacturing: a moment of opportunity

Policy Online carries a link (21.6.17) to a Centre for Future Work report which identifies several indicators suggesting that the eco... More »

Income inequality exists in Australia, but the true picture may not be as bad as you thought

Roger Wilkins writes in The Conversation (20.6.17) about Australian household income statistics, pointing out that while the data show wea... More »

Recipe to avoid recession has also kept jobs and wages growth at bay

Greg Jericho comments in The Guardian (11.6.17) on recent economic figures showing a decline in wages growth and jobs numbers in Australia... More »

Our struggling economy needs government help more than ever

Greg Jericho comments in The Guardian (13.6.17) on Australia's stagnating economy, arguing that government intervention is necessary since... More »

Queensland 'jobs bonanza' budget designed to ward off sway to One Nation, analysts say

The ABC's Allyson Horn reports (13.6.17) on details of the Palaszczuk government's third budget, including input from TJ Ryan Foundation Research A... More »

Ignoring workers’ welfare is hurting the economy

Tim Colebatch writes in Inside Story (10.6.17) that economic growth in Australia continues to be slow and uneven, and governments seem una... More »

The OECD joins the backlash against unfettered globalisation

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (9.6.17) about the widening backlash against the excesses and negati... More »

With Uber, Deliveroo and the gig economy on the rise, must labour unions die?

The ABC's Antony Funnell reports (31.5.17) on the steady rise of the so-called 'gig' or digital economy, and what an increasingly casualised and co... More »

The (Really) Lucky Country: winning the fairness debate

Michael Gordon comments in the Brisbane Times (2.6.17) on Australia's long-lasting record of economic growth, and what this has meant in t... More »

A gender lens on the 2017-18 federal budget

The National Foundation for Australian Women has released (9.5.17) an analysis of this year's federal budget and its impact upon women in terms of ... More »

The Hawke-Keating agenda was Laborism, not neoliberalism, and is still a guiding light

Former federal treasurer, Wayne Swan, suggests in The Guardian (14.5.17) that, if centre-left parties wish to escape the poison of trickle... More »

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 »


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