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Economics and the economy

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

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Lowest house building figures in more than a year will weigh on economy: AI Group

The ABC's Rebecca Hyam reports (7.3.16) on industry warnings that the current downturn in housing construction will have a significant dampening ef... More »

North Stradbroke Island sand mining job losses will not all be replaced by other industries, report finds

The ABC's Stephanie Smail and Andrew Kos report (5.3.16) on an investigation into the future closure of sand mining operations on North Stradbroke ... More »

Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel: State and federal governments should help ailing refinery, Townsville Mayor says

The ABC's Josh Bavas reports (5.3.16) on a request from Townsville's Mayor, Jenny Hill, for the Queensland and federal governments to help bail out... More »

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt rejects Peter Beattie's asset lease call

The Brisbane Times reports (1.3.16) on former Labor Premier Peter Beattie calling on the state government to reconsider its opposition to ... More »

Will house prices 'collapse' if negative gearing is changed?

Gavin Wood writes in The Conversation (26.2.16) that the federal government's criticism of Labor's negative gearing proposals misrepresent... More »

Advance Queensland: Discussion Paper released on 'advanced manufacturing'

The State Government has released a discussion paper on future directions for advanced manufacturing over the next ten years.  Responses to th... More »

The politics of tax reform; why Malcolm Turnbull has his backbench fretting

Kaitlin Thals writes in the New Daily (16.2.16) that 'negative gearing has become a political hot potato for the PM after plans to re... More »

The war between rent-seekers and taxpayers

Rob Burgess, economics commentator for the New Daily, writes (16.2.16) that 'The negative gearing and capital gains tax debates are being ... More »

Turnbull, COAG and tax reform

As Malcolm Turnbull's negotiates with the states and territories on tax reform, Jon Stanford offers a paper on various options, with their strength... More »

Australian Agriculture: the real story

In 'Australian Agriculture: the real story', Ben Rees discusses the historic development and application of agricultural policy.

'Five deca... More »

Tax reform on the agenda again

Both the recent Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting, and the ALP National Conference, discussed tax reform.  Jon Stanford comment... More »

The Australia Institute's comments on the 2015 Qld budget

Below is an extract from an email sent out by the Australia Institute after the Queensland budget:

'Queensland spent $9.5 billion in t... More »

Clowns and treasurers

'Economics doesn’t tell us that we need to cut taxes for the rich or cause climate change if we really want to help the poor. And “the ... More »

Press coverage of the 2015 Queensland budget

Roger Scott writes: 'Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt would have been delighted that Steven Wardill of the Courier Mail described the budg... More »

Conservative financial management and external good fortune

In his commentary on the 2015 budget, Dr Jon Standford writes:

'The starting point of the Budget was the commitment not to increase royalti... More »

Queensland budget 2015

See links below for selected Queensland Budget Papers, and government media releases on the budget brought down on 14 July 2015.

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Queensland reducing debt without austerity

Fabrizio Carmignani comments on the Queensland budget  (The Conversation 15.7.15), concluding:

'On paper, this is a remarkabl... More »

Curtis Pitt complimented on 'no big hits' budget

The Brisbane Times (16.7.15) reports that the Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has been given 'the greatest compliment in regards to ... More »

Curtis Pitt leaves Opposition with little budget room to move

Madonna King writes in the Brisbane Times (16.7.15) that Treasurer Curtis Pitt's first budget has left the Opposition with little economic... More »

Queensland back on track to be a smart State

The Queensland State budget allocated $180 million to get industry, universities and government 'collaborating to create new jobs and drive investm... More »

Superannuation Policy for Post-Retirement

'The evidence suggests that most retirees are prudent in their drawdown behaviour. Less than 30 per cent of superannuation benefits are taken as lu... More »

A progressive budget for Queensland?

TJRyan Research Associate, Dr Jon Stanford, writes:

'Discussion of the Queensland government finances over the last three years has been&nb... More »

The effect of mining industry lobbying on Queensland's schools and social services

In a paper for the Australia Institute (June 2015) Rod Campbell analyses the effect that government subsidies for the mining industry on Q... More »

Inequality in Australia: A nation divided

'Wealth in Australia is highly concentrated, with the top 10% of wealth holders owning 45% of all wealth.

'In a country that prides it... More »

Road users must pay, sooner rather than later

Michael de Percy writes in The Conversation (17.6.15) that the idea of motorists paying for the roads they use beyond tolls, fuel excise o... More »


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