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29 Mar 2012

Like Australia, Southeast Asian states worry about a future where their major economic partner may come into conflict with their security guarantor.

All Southeast Asian states want to take advantage of the benefits of a rising China, yet none wants it to be in...


28 Mar 2012

This paper argues that the most important thing we can do to encourage disadvantaged Australians into work is to turn our culture of low expectations into one that supports high achievement.

In a wealthy country like Australia, perhaps the most damaging kind of poverty...


17 Oct 2011

This report outlines current problems with the current Disability Support Pension, and offers three approaches for its reform.

More than 800,000 Australians rely on Disability Support Pension (DSP). The program costs taxpayers more than $13 billion a year, a figure that is projected to...


28 Sep 2011

This report outlines the benefits and realities of Australia's growing population.

A growing population presents us with challenges and opportunities. Population growth, and the skilled migration that fuels it, helps our economy grow - giving us the resources to support our ageing population, build...


22 Aug 2011

This paper examines the success of China's stimulus spending during the global financial crisis and the changes that need to be made for future economic prosperity.

As in all the other major economies, China's macroeconomic policy framework was put to the test during the...

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