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Economics and the economy

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

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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 »

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 »


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