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Economics and the economy

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

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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 »

Curtis Pitt announces $4.7b hole in state's coffers

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (7.6.16) on Treasurer Curtis Pitt's announcement ahead of next week's state budget that a downt... More »

Manufacturing (still) matters: Why the decline of Australian manufacturing is not inevitable, and what government can do about it

Policy Online carries a link (2.6.16) to a Centre for Future Work report which argues that the manufacturing sector, while in decline, is ... More »

Vital Signs: why everyone seems a bit worse off

Richard Holden writes in The Conversation (3.6.16) about the latest release of Australia's GDP figures, which show higher than expected ec... More »

Morrison and Bowen debate competing visions, but are they missing the true picture?

Gennadi Kazakevitch writes in The Conversation (27.5.16) about the election campaign debate between Treasurer Scott Morrison and the Oppos... More »

‘Who loses most’ is not always the right question

The Grattan Institute's Brendan Coates and John Daley write in The Conversation (26.5.16) about the federal government's proposed changes ... More »

Might Labor’s negative-gearing policy yet save the housing market?

Chris Martin writes in The Conversation (26.5.16) about the ALP's proposals to amend negative-gearing regulations, much criticised by the ... More »

Salvation Army economic and social impact survey (ESIS) 2016

Policy Online carries a link (25.5.16) to a Salvation Army Australia report analysing the economic and social stresses under which many Au... More »

Election 2016: Barnaby Joyce throws half-a-billion-dollar lifeline to Australian dairy farmers

The ABC's Lucy Barbour reports (25.5.16) on the federal government's announcement of a multi-million dollar funding package to assist the nation's ... More »

Queensland may raid Defined Benefit Scheme surplus

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (24.5.16) on suggestions that the state government will access surplus funds from the public se... More »

Questioning the assumptions underlying the Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Outlook

Margaret Giles writes in The Conversation (20.5.16) about the release by the Treasury and the Finance Department of the Pre-election ... More »

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 »


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