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Economics and the economy

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

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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 »

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 »


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