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The McKell Institute


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20 Oct 2016

The Building and Construction Industry Code 2014 (the 2014 Code) will come into effect with the passing of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2014, which was first proposed under the Abbott Coalition Government and subsequently prosecuted by the Turnbull...

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15 Sep 2016

Contemporary Australia is entering a new period of economic transition. The realities of an increasingly globalised international economy bring to Australia both great opportunities and great challenges. In ensuring that the benefits of a more connected global economy in Australia are realised,...

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01 Feb 2016

More investment in infrastructure is required to ensure the needs of a growing Australian population are met. While some commentators lament the ‘lost decade’ of infrastructure development in Australia, there remain significant opportunities to invest and expand our infrastructure networks...

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23 Aug 2017

20.7% of Australian households don’t have $500 in savings to use in case of an emergency. Because of this, many are forced to use private sector ‘payday’ lending services, that often involve annualised percetage rates of over 150%, exacerbating families financial woes, not helping them.

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20 Feb 2017

Biotechnology firm managers are no strangers to uncertainty. Uncertainty surrounding the potential payoff of an investment is common for most businesses; but biotech firms are also faced with uncertainty regarding the development of an investment. The time a new biotechnology takes to progress...

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24 Oct 2016

Still relatively young, biotech presents a unique opportunity for governments who invest early and aggressively in this industry to transform their economies. As a future-facing industry, biotech will create high paying jobs in the knowledge and advanced manufacturing sectors. For a country like...

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20 Oct 2016

The Building and Construction Industry Code 2014 (the 2014 Code) will come into effect with the passing of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2014, which was first proposed under the Abbott Coalition Government and subsequently prosecuted by the Turnbull...

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15 Oct 2016

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The nature of work is changing. While our parents and grandparents could once expect to get a job directly out of high school and keep it for life, today’s workers cannot. Technology is partly to blame for this. Bill Gates has predicted that at least a...

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15 Sep 2016

Contemporary Australia is entering a new period of economic transition. The realities of an increasingly globalised international economy bring to Australia both great opportunities and great challenges. In ensuring that the benefits of a more connected global economy in Australia are realised,...

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08 Sep 2016

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The strength of Australia’s economy and the opportunities it affords everyday citizens in a global context today is unarguable: our country has enjoyed over two decades of economic growth, with all classes of Australians enjoying the associated benefits...

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23 Mar 2016

Stamp duty contributes about one quarter of annual state taxation revenue. Given the structural challenges of state and territory budgets, calls to abolish stamp duty without proposing viable replacement revenue sources are naïve. A considered proposal, which is gaining support, is to abolish...

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01 Feb 2016

More investment in infrastructure is required to ensure the needs of a growing Australian population are met. While some commentators lament the ‘lost decade’ of infrastructure development in Australia, there remain significant opportunities to invest and expand our infrastructure networks...

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27 Jan 2016

Following on from the McKell Institute’s report on the economic impact of penalty rate cuts in Australia’s retail and hospitality industries, this report looks at the economic and health impacts of cutting penalty rates for nurses, midwives and aged care workers.

This report highlights...

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