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Economics and the economy

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

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Construction outlook: mining construction slowdown ripples across industry

John Heath Roberts writes in The Conversation (18.3.16) about a current slowdown in the construction sector, and the effect this is having... More »

Responsible gambling and casinos

Policy Online carries a link (3.3.16) to a University of Adelaide report examining the community, economic and individual impacts of casin... More »

Gender neutral policies are a myth: why we need a women's budget

Miranda Stewart writes in The Conversation (16.3.16) about the need for greater attention to wage and economic disparity between the gende... More »

Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel workers told Friday will be their last day

Amy Remeikis and Brian Robins report in the Brisbane Times (10.3.16) on the announcement that Clive Palmer's Yabulu nickel refinary will c... More »

Mythical beasts and public policy

TJ Ryan Foundation research associate, Peter Bridgman, comments (9.3.16) in a post to his personal website about the debate over Labor's proposed c... More »

Negative gearing changes won't drive all investors from the housing market here's why

The Grattan Institute's Danielle Wood and John Daley write in The Conversation (8.3.16) about proposed changes to negative gearing and wha... More »

Our electricity network regulation is in trouble

Stephen King writes in The Conversation (8.3.16) about problems with the regulation of state-owned electricity networks.

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Refinery saga 'not about Clive': Queensland government

The Brisbane Times (8.3.16) reports on questions hanging over Clive Palmer's self-funded rescue deal to save the Yabulu nickel refinery fr... More »

Biggest issues facing Australia today: a pulse check survey of what matters to Australians

Policy Online carries a link (29.1.16) to a National Australia Bank survey of the issues that currently matter most to 'average' Australia... More »

Foreign investment into Australia

Policy Online carries a link (18.2.16) to a federal Treasury Department working paper, which traces the trends in foreign investment into ... More »

Clive Palmer staves off Yabulu nickel refinery closure by removing administrator

Brian Robins reports in the Brisbane Times (7.3.16) on Clive Palmer's surprise move to retake control of the Yabulu nickel refinery throug... More »

Your risk, my reward: is the sharing economy becoming less selfish?

Rob Nicholls writes in The Conversation (4.3.16) about moves to regulate businesses in the new 'sharing' economy, such as Uber and Air BnB... More »

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 »

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 »

 
 

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