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Economics and the economy

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

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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 »

The latest ideas to use super to buy homes are still bad ideas

The Grattan Institute's John Daley and Brendan Coates write in The Conversation (22.3.17) that the latest thought bubbles from the federal... 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 »


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