Business & Economics

28 January 2015

One of the long standing debates in tax policy is that between advocates of income and consumption taxes. This article summarises the issues and looks at the research evidence in favour of each of these tax bases. 

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28 January 2015

This paper argues that gas demand in New South Wales could fall to as much as half within ten years, meaning that gas investments being made now might never pay off.

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28 January 2015

Not everyone is going to be better off at the back end of the current oil price cycle.

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27 January 2015

This paper disputes claims that the development of coal mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin will create 27,000 jobs.

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22 January 2015

The Australian Government's objectives in commissioning this Inquiry are to examine the current operation of the Fair Work Laws and identify future options to improve the laws bearing in mind the need to ensure workers are protected and the need for business to be able to grow, prosper and employ.

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21 January 2015

This paper considers the design and build of Australia’s future submarine including the possible acquisition of Japanese submarines by Australia to replace the Collins class and a hybrid approach of constructing the hull modules in Japan and assembling them here.

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20 January 2015

The casualisation of the Australian workforce proceeded at a more or less steady pace from 1992 to 2004.

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15 January 2015

This briefing note argues that, despite the Queensland Treasurer calling for cost benefit analysis to be done for all major government projects, there has been no economic assessment for the Abbot Point expansion proposals.

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8 January 2015

This paper looks at the potential gains and impacts involved from extending the GST to private schools and private health insurance.

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5 January 2015

What is happening at the cutting edge of public transport, and clean car technology? What’s the state of Australia’s public transport systems and road transport network – and why do we always have to choose one over the other?

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