Business & Economics

10 July 2014

Should we shrink the public sector and give the market a greater share? Two economics, an ex-politician and the CEO of ACOSS discuss.

8 July 2014

The nature and extent of inequality in Australia is the choice of policy makers who have the capacity to either reduce inequality or to exacerbate it. Tackling inequality is a political choice, not an economic problem according to this paper.

4 July 2014

This review contains the Productivity Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry.

30 June 2014

Indigenous Australians will be hit hard by the 2014‐15 Budget, argues this paper.

30 June 2014

Using specialised data from the 2011 Census, this paper presents a new index intended to be representative of youth at risk of social exclusion.

28 June 2014

Examines the differences in what New Zealand's graduates do after they complete their studies.

27 June 2014

This report argues that fundamental reform of the architecture of Australia's welfare system is needed to better capture evolving labour market and social changes, and proposes four pillars of reform.

27 June 2014

The rise and rise of the mining sector and the fly in fly out worker may be paying the bills for thousands of families, but there is growing understanding of the adverse impacts on relationships.

26 June 2014

This report provides an outline of the latest employment demand and supply information available on the Canterbury rebuild and wider recovery, in order to inform decision-making and provide an update of the progress on the rebuild.

26 June 2014

This report indentifies major flaws in the performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), which is the national corporate, markets and financial services regulator. It recommends action to address this, including a possible Royal Commission.