Investments

Research report

05 Jul 2017

The report shows the perceptions of Australian property investors regarding property crowdfunding as an investment vehicle. The survey-based research design focussed on questions regarding investors' perceptions on mainly information and knowledge of the investment vehicle, risk, and return and...

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Report

20 Jun 2017

This  report is the first to rank 69 of the biggest oil and gas industry companies according to the extent of their exposure to the low-carbon transition. It provides a way of understanding whether the supply options of the largest publicly traded oil and gas producers are aligned with demand...

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Audio program

20 May 2017

The art of remote Australia is often the wallpaper in the background when corporate giants do their pieces to camera in TV news bulletins or live crosses.

Even politicians don't mind being filmed against those vibrant, shimmering canvases with their waterholes, dreaming tracks and...

Research report

01 May 2017

This May 2017 report is the latest in a series of Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia reports, by KPMG and The University of Sydney's China Studies Centre. It analyses Chinese outbound direct investment into Australia in...

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Audio interview

28 Apr 2017

Westpac has effectively blocked any funding to the controversial Adani coal mine after overhauling its policies for the bankrolling of new thermal coal projects. Australia's second biggest bank has updated its climate change policy where it will only finance new projects in existing, rather than...

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Research report

27 Apr 2017

This report assesses whether Australia has the right institutional setting to support an outbound focus for business, and discusses case studies of successful foreign investments by Australian businesses.

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For 200 years Australia has utilised foreign...

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Research report

27 Apr 2017

This report assesses whether Australia has the right institutional setting to support an outbound focus for business, and discuss case studies of successful foreign investments by Australian businesses.

This report examines:

  • The importance of ensuring new trade
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Audio program

17 Mar 2017

An increase in Australian investors wanting their retirement funds to go into the stocks of ethical companies means change is afoot within the nation's finance industry. 

The latest move has come from AMP Capital, which has announced it's banning investment in companies that manufacture...

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Research report

10 Mar 2017

The Monthly Economic Review is an overview of the New Zealand economy. It includes the latest data on New Zealand’s economic growth, unemployment, inflation, merchandise trade and balance of payments figures, along with certain financial data (such as the Reserve Bank’s official cash rate). The...

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Discussion paper

08 Mar 2017

On 1 December 2015, the most significant changes to Australia’s foreign investment framework in over forty years were introduced. The reforms provided for stronger enforcement of the rules, a better resourced system and clearer rules for foreign investors.

In the year since the reforms...

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Discussion paper

27 Jan 2017

The purpose of this discussion paper is to explore ways the Australian Government can develop the social impact investing market.

This discussion paper proposes that the Australian Government could primarily support social impact investing by creating an enabling environment for private...

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Working paper

20 Dec 2016

This working paper aims to answer three questions: what is the social investment approach (and what is it not), how should it be applied and where would it be most productively applied?

The current New Zealand Government is following a “social investment” approach to improving the lives...

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Research report

14 Dec 2016

The vast majority of listed Australian fossil fuel companies fail to positively address the Oxford Martin School’s ‘Working Principles for Investment in Fossil Fuels’, thereby providing justification for divestment.

The Oxford Martin Principles provide investors with the “terms of...

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Research report

28 Oct 2016

This report highlights Australia’s not-for-profit industry super funds are effectively leveraging the scale and long-term investment horizon to invest in real economy assets which have been the foundation of superior member returns.

This study attempts to quantify and illustrate the...

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Website

28 Oct 2016

The Australian and New Zealand Governments have launched the Australia & New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline (ANZIP), reinforcing a shared commitment to Trans-Tasman collaboration, open markets, innovation and investment.

The online portal, developed and hosted by Infrastructure...

Research report

26 Oct 2016

It has been more than ten years since Australia adopted IFRS. It is time to ask some big questions: Has IFRS improved the quality of financial reporting in Australia? Has it improved comparability of Australian entities’ financial reporting with their global peers?

As part of a larger...

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Research report

24 Oct 2016

Overview

How are Australia’s states and territories performing?

Each quarter CommSec attempts to find out by analysing eight key indicators: economic growth; retail spending; equipment investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing...

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Guide

05 Oct 2016

This Topic Guide provides an overview of the development of social impact bonds, a mechanism for using private investment funds to finance social programs, together with links to reports and articles in the Policy Online archive.

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Commentary

Article

04 Oct 2016

The concept has spread like wildfire but the results, here and overseas, are mixed, reports Mike Steketee

NSW PREMIER Mike Baird says they have the “potential to change the world.” When he was still social services minister, Scott Morrison said he was “very keen” to...

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Research report

22 Sep 2016

Governments, insurers and service providers all stand to benefit from savings in future health costs if spending is directed to prevention of road trauma.

New analysis commissioned by the FIA Foundation shows that investing early to prevent injury can deliver real financial dividends as...

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