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Economics and the economy

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

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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 »

How and why we are moving beyond GDP as a measure of human progress

Tani Shaw writes in The Conversation (4.1.17) about how, since the end of the Second World War, the way we measure what is going on in our... More »

MYEFO: Mid-year budget update shows these aren't ordinary times

The ABC's Ian Verrender comments (19.12.16) on the MYEFO economic update, and what it signifies for the Turnbull federal government's economic prog... More »

As the trickledown juggernaut rolls on, it's time to rejuvenate the middle class

Former Treasurer Wayne Swan writes in The Guardian (16.12.16):

'If the electoral landscape over 2016 has revealed anything, it&rsq... More »

Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market

The Chief Scientist's report, discussed at COAG in December 2016, includes the following statement:

'Governance matters. Effective energy m... More »

Queensland to use coal-driven budget boost to create jobs in One Nation heartland

Joshua Robertson reports in The Guardian (12.12.16) on the Palaszczuk Government's plan to spend a $1 billion budget windfall on regional ... More »

More than a third of big companies paid no tax in 2014-15, ATO reports

Gareth Hutchens writes in The Guardian (9.12.16) about the findings of the latest Australian Taxation Office 'transparency report':

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Papers presented to our seminar 'Jobs of the future in an uncertain environment'

Howard Guille's paper, presented to the TJRyan Foundation / QCU seminar 'Jobs of the future in an uncertain environment' in September 2016, opens:<... More »

The Adani rail link - regional jobs if the billionaire is loaned $1b of taxpayers' money?

In December, just after their Parliaments had risen for the summer break, a visit by the Adani team to both Premier Palaszczuk and PM Turnbull hit ... More »

It's time to revisit our resources rent taxes because 2017 looms as a difficult year

'The Lucky Country faces difficult year ahead' writes Ian Verrender (ABC, 5.12.16):

'Two consecutive quarters of contraction equal... More »

What the government can learn from the backpacker tax debacle

Joanna Howe writes in The Conversation (29.11.16) about the controversy over the federal government's changes to the backpacker tax, which... More »

Domestic violence also has an economic penalty – we need to tackle it

Jane Bullen and Natash Cortis write in The Conversation (29.11.16) about the economic impacts upon women and families of domestic violence... More »

Higher property prices linked to income inequality: study

Hassan Gholipour and colleagues write in The Conversation (22.11.16) about new research which finds that higher property prices are a... More »

Our changing economy - state by state

Greg Jericho writes in The Guardian (22.11.16) that the latest figures on economic growth in individual states show wildly different ... More »

Bio-savvy: how Australia can build a stronger biotechnology industry

Policy Online carries a link (24.10.16) to a McKell Institute research report which details 'how to protect Australia’s position as a top inv... More »

PRRT explained: why aren’t we benefitting from the resource tax?

John Freebairn writes in The Conversation (31.10.16) about how the petroleum resource rent tax must be reformed by the federal government ... More »

Piketty challenges us to consider if we need to rein in wealth inequality

Frank Stilwell writes in The Conversation (26.10.16) about the latest musings from leading French economist, Thomas Piketty, pointing out ... More »

CommSec State of the States report highlights Queensland population growth

Jorge Branco reports in the Brisbane Times (24.10.16) on the release of the latest CommSec 'State of the States' report, which again highl... More »

7 reports in 7 days: How well is Queensland's economy performing?

The ABC's Chris O'Brien reports (17.10.16) on a series of independent analyses of the Queensland economy released in the last week, summarising the... More »

The stretched rubber band: banks, houses, debt and vulnerability in Australia

Policy Online carries a link (13.10.16) to a blog post by Tom Conley which suggests that there are inherent vulnerabilities in the Au... More »

ACOSS report: Poverty in Australia 2016

Policy Online carries a link (16.10.16) to an Australian Council of Social Service report which highlights that nearly three mil... More »


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