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The Government is seeking comment from the public, stakeholders and legal experts on the details of its Clean Energy Legislative Package.
Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Minister Greg Combet and Treasurer Wayne Swan released drafts of the key bills in the package on 28...
This paper traces the changes in economic thinking concerning the case for action on climate change, through an analysis of the work of three eminent economists: William Nordhaus, Nicholas Stern and Ross Garnaut.
This paper traces the changes in economic thinking concerning the case...
The Coalition has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by five per cent on 2000 levels by 2020. It proposes to achieve this target with a "Direct Action Plan": a competitive grant scheme that would buy greenhouse gas reductions from businesses and farmers....
This briefing provides an overview and analysis of the key details of the Australian Government’s recent Clean Energy Future package.
If it passes parliament later this year, the scheme, which includes an initial carbon price of $AU23 per ton CO2e, will end a policy...
This reference document provides a broad basis for analysis and research on the Australian economy and includes statistics that can be applied to both macro-economic and sectoral analyses.
Australian Economic Indicators is a monthly compendium of economic statistics, presenting comprehensive tables, graphs, commentaries, feature...
Saul Eslake ponders Tony Abbott's distrust of economists in Online Opinion.
This paper explores what is likely to happen to the incidence of fraud in the context of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), whether as a result of the crisis or of other factors that coincide with it.
Normally, statistical data on crime and/or cost...
In this address to the session 'Managing the Growth Shock' at the Economic and Social Outlook Conference in Melbourne on 30 June 2011, Gary Banks discusses the role for policy in the current mining boom.
"Australia’s past reform successes have generally been founded on...
The 2011-12 Health and Ageing budget has $3.57 billion in spending over six years, most of which is for mental health and regional and rural infrastructure. This is offset by $1.59 billion in savings including an unspecified amount from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme....