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Economics and the economy

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

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The truth about Malcolm Turnbull's Google tax

Ross Gittins comments in the Sydney Morning Herald (18.5.16) on the federal government's proposed crackdown on multinational company tax a... More »

2016 federal election: Coalition mantra of 'jobs and growth'

Seasoned reporter Mungo MacCallum writes in John Menadue: Pearls and Irritations (11.5.16): '"Our economic plan for jobs and growth &helli... More »

YHA: Backpacker tax laws delayed, but we want them dead

Mark Furler reports in the Sunshine Coast Daily (17.5.16) on the federal government's announcement that it would delay introducing changes... More »

The housing affordability trap

Saul Eslake writes in Inside Story (12.5.16) that falling home ownership rates are bad for households and bad for the e... More »

A Gender Lens: Federal Budget 2016-17

This report by the National Foundation for Australian Women analyses the impact of the 2016-17 Federal budget on women. Its Executive Summary opens... More »

Good economics or populism? Is there an economic case for income tax cuts?

Policy Online carries a link (3.5.16) to an Australia Institute research paper about the federal government's pre-election budget. Th... More »

Budget does little to help ‘transition’ the economy

Roy Green and colleagues write in The Conversation (4.5.16) about details in the federal budget relating to the Prime Minister's oft-cited... More »

2016 Budget: How Queensland fared

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (3.5.16) on the Turnbull government's first budget, identifying which federal initiatives will ... More »

State of the States report: Queensland rises to fifth

Jorge Branco reports in the Brisbane Times (2.5.16) on Queensland's economic performance as recorded in the latest CommSec State of th... More »

Tourism jobs boost in state budget: Pitt

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (26.4.16) on Treasurer Curtis Pitt's assertion that budget measures supporting the state's touris... More »

Queensland resource sector job losses offset by gains in other industries

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (21.4.16) on Queensland jobs and industry data compiled by the Australia Institute, showing ... More »

Turnbull should help the states switch stamp duty for land tax

Rachel Ong and Gavin Wood write in The Conversation (20.4.16) about proposals to replace states' property stamp duties with a more equitab... More »

Peer-to-peer pressure: policy for the sharing economy

Policy Online carries a link (14.4.16) to a new Grattan Institute report highlighting changes to the economic landscape arising from the a... More »

Queensland unemployment stable at 6 per cent

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (14.4.16) on the latest ABS employment figures, which reveal that the state's unemployment rate... More »

Ending Coal and inequality: Promise of a green economy

See flier for public discussion to be held at 2pm on Saturday 16 April, Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary St, West End. Run by the Cloudland Collectiv... More »

Ideas for Australia: Five ideas to help fix Australia’s tax system

Miranda Stewart writes in The Conversation (11.4.16) suggesting changes to the nation's tax system that would help the Commonwealth and st... More »

A grim future for Arrium, Ford and Queensland Nickel workers?

Sally Weller writes in The Conversation (8.4.16) about the Arrium mining company's move into voluntary administration, and the implication... More »

The idea that conservatives are better economic managers simply does not stand up

James Morley writes in The Conversation (5.4.16) about data which refute the oft-repeated 'truism' that the conservative parties in Austra... More »

COAG meeting proposals on reform of federalism arrangements leave some scratching, others shaking their heads

Last week's COAG meeting in Canberra between federal, state and territory government leaders was noteworthy due mainly to the last-minute proposals... More »

State tax competition could lead to a race to the bottom

Helen Hodgson writes in The Conversation (31.3.16) about the federal government's proposal that the states could directly raise income tax... More »

States could collect income tax under radical plan backed by Malcolm Turnbull

Michael Koziol reports in the Brisbane Times (30.3.16) on a proposal floated by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that would see the states ... More »

Company tax rates: what the evidence shows

Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos has said that cutting corporate taxation would benefit workers along with the economy.

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Regional Queensland power prices to rise in July, driven by LNG industry

The ABC's Chris O'Brien reports (23.3.16) on a likely increase in power prices for regional Queenslanders, after the state's competition authority ... More »

Iron ore still has an important role to play in Australia’s economy

Flavio Menezes writes in The Conversation (21.3.16) about the current state of the iron ore industry in Australia, and the role it can sti... More »

Construction outlook: mining construction slowdown ripples across industry

John Heath Roberts writes in The Conversation (18.3.16) about a current slowdown in the construction sector, and the effect this is having... More »

 
 

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