December 2001

Report

1 Dec 2001

In recent years Australia has seen the emergence of residential tenancy databases (such as TICA) that increase the ever-present power imbalances between tenants and lessors (and their agents) and often cause severe hardships for listed tenants. However, in the current political climate it is unlikely...

Report

1 Dec 2001

Mardi Dungey and John Pitchford argue economists often tend to comment that inflation will tend to increase (or decrease) if growth is higher or lower than the "potential" growth rate of the economy. After setting out a theoretical justification for such a statement, the authors...

Discussion paper

1 Dec 2001

A. M. Dockery and Beth Webster write that the incidence of very long term unemployment has risen by nearly 1 percent per annum every year since the late 1970s. Their analysis identifies five different clusters of work deprived individuals. Policy suggestions include more targetted assistance...

Report

1 Dec 2001

The study reported in this paper by Steve Morgan and Kristina Murphy examined rural taxpayers' attitudes towards both the Australian Taxation Office (Tax Office) and the tax system. Data were taken from the Community Hopes, Fears and Actions Survey (Braithwaite, 2000), completed by a random...

Report

1 Dec 2001

Mardi Dungey writes that in the presence of large international disturbances small open economies are faced with difficult policy choices. The challenge for domestic policy is to recognise and respond to is to respond to international and domestic shocks to the maximum benefit of the...