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Economics and the economy

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

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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 »

Responsible gambling and casinos

Policy Online carries a link (3.3.16) to a University of Adelaide report examining the community, economic and individual impacts of casin... More »

Gender neutral policies are a myth: why we need a women's budget

Miranda Stewart writes in The Conversation (16.3.16) about the need for greater attention to wage and economic disparity between the gende... More »

Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel workers told Friday will be their last day

Amy Remeikis and Brian Robins report in the Brisbane Times (10.3.16) on the announcement that Clive Palmer's Yabulu nickel refinary will c... More »

Mythical beasts and public policy

TJ Ryan Foundation research associate, Peter Bridgman, comments (9.3.16) in a post to his personal website about the debate over Labor's proposed c... More »

Negative gearing changes won't drive all investors from the housing market – here's why

The Grattan Institute's Danielle Wood and John Daley write in The Conversation (8.3.16) about proposed changes to negative gearing and wha... More »

Our electricity network regulation is in trouble

Stephen King writes in The Conversation (8.3.16) about problems with the regulation of state-owned electricity networks.

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Refinery saga 'not about Clive': Queensland government

The Brisbane Times (8.3.16) reports on questions hanging over Clive Palmer's self-funded rescue deal to save the Yabulu nickel refinery fr... More »

Biggest issues facing Australia today: a pulse check survey of what matters to Australians

Policy Online carries a link (29.1.16) to a National Australia Bank survey of the issues that currently matter most to 'average' Australia... More »

Foreign investment into Australia

Policy Online carries a link (18.2.16) to a federal Treasury Department working paper, which traces the trends in foreign investment into ... More »

Clive Palmer staves off Yabulu nickel refinery closure by removing administrator

Brian Robins reports in the Brisbane Times (7.3.16) on Clive Palmer's surprise move to retake control of the Yabulu nickel refinery throug... More »

Your risk, my reward: is the sharing economy becoming less selfish?

Rob Nicholls writes in The Conversation (4.3.16) about moves to regulate businesses in the new 'sharing' economy, such as Uber and Air BnB... More »

Lowest house building figures in more than a year will weigh on economy: AI Group

The ABC's Rebecca Hyam reports (7.3.16) on industry warnings that the current downturn in housing construction will have a significant dampening ef... More »

 
 

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