This brief paper summarises Queensland results of nation-wide polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy.
This resource is the primary source of market-based data on the composition, growth and performance of Australian impact investment products. It presents the findings from analysis of impact investment activity and performance for a data-set of 51 Australian impact investment products active at 31 December...
The food security of the Gulf states is heavily dependent on foreign imports. Europe and the Americas have been the traditional markets supplying food to them, but recent developments in sub-Saharan Africa may encourage Gulf investors to embrace potential opportunities in Africa.
This report examines the broad trends within the Commonwealth tax system since 2001–02 and the risks they present. An awareness of these risks allows policy makers to work to ensure the sustainability of the tax system over the medium term.
The inquiry into service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities presented a range of complex and contentious policy issues. This paper provides insights on the lessons-learned from conducting the inquiry.
In a deal that confirms the financial viability of published newspapers remains pressured, Fairfax Media and News Corporation Australia have agreed to share their printing sites.
This report profiles eighteen Australian and British firms, from small start-ups to international conglomerates, who have been successful in expanding to either country. These firms are across industries as diverse as defence, financial services, manufacturing, agriculture, infrastructure, technology and training.
This document outlines a cost-based, engineering optimisation plan by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), that forecasts the overall transmission system requirements for the National Electricity Market (NEM) over the next twenty years.
The objective of the audit was to assess the Department of Social Services’ implementation and evaluation of the Cashless Debit Card trial.
Australia's consumer watchdog has concluded that rooftop solar incentives have distorted the market unfairly for those who cannot afford solar panels, and has recommended the scheme ends ten years early.
The Australian government commissioned this report to look beyond the immediate horizon and provide a roadmap for unlocking the opportunities that will help India and Australia grow together.
This report sets out why and how the United Kingdom needs to escape the biomedical bubble if it is to realise the economic, social and health potential of new investment in research and development.
ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, delivered a speech to the Australian Conference of Economists, discussing a number of inquires the ACCC is involved with, including: the digital platforms inquiry, the retail electricity prices inquiry, and the consumer data right.
New Zealand's economy expanded by 0.5 percent in the March 2018 quarter, in line with consensus expectations. Household spending was flat in the quarter despite an increase in spending on services.
This report finds that there is a serious electricity affordability problem for consumers and businesses. The report sets out 56 recommendations to reset the National Electricity Market, boost competition, reduce costs and improve consumer and business outcomes.
The Committee for Sydney and Sydney Business Chamber have produced economic modelling which concludes that a 15-minute journey between the CBD and Parramatta will deliver a bigger jobs benefit for Western Sydney than a slower journey would.
Billions of taxpayer dollars are committed before all the evidence for, and against, infrastructure projects is in, and basic rules of economic modelling are broken.
The UK’s longstanding current account deficit indicates that the UK economy has a fundamental problem of international competitiveness.
This is the Productivity Commission’s fourth investigation of the economic regulation of airport services since 2000. It presents an opportunity for a fresh look at whether existing arrangements are fit for purpose. The commission has released this issues paper to assist individuals and organisations to...
While most people expect to work a 38-hour full-time week, our public school teachers are working far more. In fact, teachers are working an average of 54 hours per week (43 hours at school and 11 hours at home), due to the increasing administrative demands...