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Economics and the economy

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

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By 2030, ‘no Australian child will be living in poverty’ – why can’t we promise that?

Wendy Stone and colleagues write in The Conversation (7.9.16) about the problems of income inequality and housing unavailability, factors ... More »

The budget is the greatest moral challenge of our time? Bollocks

Warwick Smith writes for the Per Capita think tank (31.8.16) about the persistent and ill-founded claims from federal Coalition MPs, including the ... More »

It's not just the economy, stupid; it's whether the economy is fair

In The Conversation (29.8.16), in the first article of a new series on globalisation, Wesley Widmaler, among others, writes about eco... More »

Inequality: the facts and the future

Policy Online carries a link (21.8.16) to a Chifley Research Centre report on the threat of greater levels of inequality between the wealt... More »

The electorate has spoken, but Turnbull's speech shows he hasn't listened

In The Conversation (17.8.16), Saul Eslake discusses Malcolm Turnbull's first major economic address since the July federal election, comm... More »

An Industry Policy for Queensland

Paul Boreham and Chris Salisbury provide an overview of innovation-led industry policies that engage in long-run strategic investments to create an... More »

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What next for economic policy and the economy?

Geoff Dow argues that the development of economic policy needs to be founded on a clearer understanding of economic growth, debt, government spendi... More »

Four qualities that helped small businesses survive the end of the resources boom

Jerad A. Ford and colleagues write in The Conversation (28.7.16) about the factors that have seen many small regional Queensland businesse... More »

Crippling rural debt looms as biggest threat to our beef producers

Mark McGovern writes in The Conversation (29.7.16) about the financial problems besetting Queensland's beef industry, suggesting what the ... More »

Five ways the Coalition can get innovation back on track

Mark Dodgson writes in The Conversation (25.7.16) about the importance of well-focused business and research innovation to the national ec... More »

Regulation of Australian agriculture: draft report

Policy Online carries a link (21.7.16) to a Productivity Commission report into the regulatory system surrounding Australia's agricultural... More »

Stark divide between young and old as Australian household incomes and wealth stall

Roger Wilkins writes in The Conversation (20.7.16) about the release of the annual HILDA survey, and what the data show regarding househol... More »

A realistic strategy for federal budget repair

The Grattan Institute's John Daley and Brendan Coates write in The Conversation (19.7.16) about budget 'repair' measures that the returned... More »

John Quiggin on AAA ratings

John Quiggin writes in The Guardian (12.7.16) about the implications of a credit rating downgrade for Australia's economy, argui... More »

Vital Signs: goodbye AAA Australia?

Richard Holden writes in The Conversation (8.7.16) about the implications of a credit rating downgrade for Australia's economy, as fl... More »

Queensland biomedical and life sciences 10 year roadmap: discusssion paper

Policy Online carries a link (5.7.16) to a Department of State Development discussion paper exploring the role of the life sciences in Que... More »

Economists give 'thumbs down' to LNP's plan to cut company taxes

Peter Martin reports in the Brisbane Times (25.6.16) that of the 23 leading economists polled for the Scope BusinessDay Economic Surv... More »

Treasury Secretary, Martin Parkinson, congratulates Wayne Swan on his handling of the GFC

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM was appointed by Malcolm Turnbull to become Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Parkinson had&n... More »

Negative gearing - who gains most?

Research by Matt Grudnoff of The Australia Institute (April 2015) found that: 

'The combination of negative gearing and the c... More »

Digital disruption: STEM graduates and more regulation not the (only) answer

The Grattan Institute's Jim Minifie writes in The Conversation (16.6.16) about a Productivity Commission report looking at the effect of d... More »

Queensland budget 2016: initial reactions

Tha ABC's Kym Agius reports (14.6.16) that 'Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has delivered a "back-to-work budget" that focu... More »

Queensland budget 2016: Premier makes good on innovation promise

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (13.6.16) on details of the state government's innovation funding initiatives, with new measure... More »

Queensland budget 2016: Treasurer Curtis Pitt aiming to maintain debt path

The ABC's Nick Wiggins reports (12.6.16) on further details released ahead of the Palaszczuk government's second budget, with Treasurer Curtis Pitt... More »

Queensland Budget 2016: Foreign investment charge 'bad PR' for 'fragile' market

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (9.6.16) on the state government's intention to impose a stamp duty transfer surcharge for fore... More »

Federal election 2016: Shorten shifts focus to the economy as Morrison highlights company tax benefits

James Massola reports in the Brisbane Times (8.6.16) on the leaders of the major political parties shifting their election campaign focus ... More »


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