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Richard Holden

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Vital Signs: NBN’s new price plans are too little, too late

The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.
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Vital signs. It’s one thing to back down on Hayne’s recommendation about mortgage brokers, it’s another to offer nothing in its place

Josh Frydenberg wants to leave mortgage broker commissions unchanged for three years. It's hard to see why.
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Levelling the playing field: the economic case for reforming negative gearing

Given the developments in the Australian property market since 2015-16, and the repeated claims from Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg and others, that reform of the negative gearing policy would have severe negative impacts, this report argues that it's time to revisit the policy, in light...
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A climate dividend for Australians

This report attempts to find new ways to allow Australia to effectively achieve the goal of a 26% cut in emissions, whilst also retaining a commitment to energy reliability and affordability, especially for low-income Australians.
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The economic impact of improving regional, rural and remote education in Australia

This report calculates that Australia could add more than $50 billion to its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by improving educational outcomes for students in regional, rural and remote areas of the country.