Economics

Report

Driving momentum in electric mobility
14 Jun 2018

On the back of global trends, media interest and growing consumer awareness at home, Australia’s electric vehicle industry grew slightly last year, according to this report.

Report

14 Jun 2018

Following the journeys of 14,000 young people over a decade, this report reveals the factors that accelerate the transition to full-time work, including the skills, mindset and confidence young people need to navigate our changed world of work.

Audio

14 Jun 2018

Universities struck by a federal government funding freeze will be forced to go without up to 15% of their base funding.

Submission

Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 [Provisions] Submission 13
13 Jun 2018

This paper examines the Turnbull Government’s 2018 personal income tax proposals by presenting a distributional analysis of the tax cuts and then looking at some general tax principles and considerations that we can use to assess the present proposals.

Report

13 Jun 2018

The first of July 2018 marks an important day for Australia’s quest to become a more important actor in space, with the creation of an Australian Space Agency. For the first time, Australia looks to have direction, coordination and focus in its endeavours beyond Earth....

Policy report

13 Jun 2018

Consult Australia calls on all political parties to ensure that the governments they lead, or support, will behave ethically, fairly, and honestly in their dealings with the private sector. That is, for them to adopt a Model Client Policy, in line with governments’ Model Litigant...

Guide

13 Jun 2018

This guide has been produced to ensure that when policy-makers sit down to design the rules, they take into account the unique factors that affect rural communities, such as low populations, isolation, and reliance on the primary sector for employment.

Policy report

13 Jun 2018

The most basic requirement for any tax system is to raise enough revenues to fund the legitimate expenditure requirements of governments. Since the Global Financial Crisis, tax adequacy has become an increasing concern because of ill disciplined government spending.

Report

12 Jun 2018

This paper argues that depending on the choices that its members make, the emergence of an African middle class will either assist the development of African agriculture or further increase the continent’s reliance on food imports.

Briefing paper

12 Jun 2018

The aim of the paper is to give the reader a guide to the law, regulation and practices in general insurance in Australia. It is a large topic. The importance of regulation in the work of the Commission means that the part dealing with regulation...

Briefing paper

12 Jun 2018

The function of insurance in our community is highlighted in Australian natural disasters. Insurance in natural disasters has been in sharp focus since at least 2010. The variety, frequency, severity of natural disasters and catastrophes in Australia create unique challenges for the community, policyowners and...

Report

11 Jun 2018

This report outlines why Western Australia would be an ideal home for the Australian National Space Agency, citing WA's geographic advantages and expertise in the space industry, which both align with the objectives of the Australian Space Agency.

Discussion paper

10 Jun 2018

This paper shows why trade unions and collective bargaining are good for workers and good for the economy. It shows how the decline of the union movement has contributed to a growing power imbalance in the economy and to soaring inequality.

Report

8 Jun 2018

This report provides preliminary observations about northern Australian insurance markets drawn from our public consultation and information gathered from insurers, and an overview of the current focus of our inquiry.

Report

8 Jun 2018

'Red tape' is often a poorly defined term, used in different contexts to mean different things. What one person considers red tape could, to another, be an indispensable piece of regulation. To provide direction to public policy, it is important that there is a clear...

Presentation

Paper presented to Governance and Risk Management Forum, Brisbane, Australia, 7-8 June 2018
8 Jun 2018

This presentation provides a toolbox of five tools for organisations to start their climate change related strategy, financial disclosure and risk management. The toolbox was presented to the Governance and Risk Management Forum in Brisbane on the 8th June 2018.

Commentary

8 Jun 2018

The debate about the Turnbull Government’s income tax cuts is being sidetracked by misconceptions.

Report

7 Jun 2018

This report examines Chinese investment in Australia for the calendar year 2017 and incorporates the latest Chinese Investors in Australia Survey. This special edition provides some timely insights into the perceptions of the Australian investment climate by Chinese investors, as well as the key challenges...

Report

7 Jun 2018

This report argues that Australia’s new space agency should consider establishing projects with the United States that help build-out Australia’s domestic space industry and align with America's strategic goals.