Business & Economics

Research
1 July 2015

Provides employment demand and supply information on the Christchurch / Canterbury rebuild and wider recovery.

Commentary
1 July 2015

Big numbers have a tendency to take on a life of their own

Commentary
28 June 2015

While the critics of international trade agreements claim that free trade destroys jobs and lowers wages, the facts show that countries with the lowest trade barriers have the strongest economies...

Research
26 June 2015

Complicating the analysis of global inequality is the fact that rapid economic growth, particularly in China and India, has seen a massive reduction in global poverty and a small reduction in...

Research
25 June 2015

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office’s administration of capital gains tax for individual and small business taxpayers.

Research
25 June 2015

This report argues that that Australia's current process for treaty-making falls short on a number of counts, and recommends changes.

Research
24 June 2015

The trade and assistance review 2013-14 contains the Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry.

Research
23 June 2015

Outlines the potential impact of the fuel excise on the environment and on lower income Australians.

Research
22 June 2015

While inequality is not extreme in Australia by international comparison, it is trending in the wrong direction according to this report.

Research
21 June 2015

This report argues that poor implementation of a policy to get better value for PBS spending is costing government $320 million a year and raising questions about pharmaceutical industry...