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Since the beginning of the mining boom Australia's rural sector has lost $43.5 billion in export income. This includes $14.9 billion in 2010-11 alone. These losses have occurred because the mining boom has forced the Australian dollar to historic highs.
The damage the mining...
This reports suggest that Australia’s aid spending, already at record lows, could be cut further, making our aid contribution proportionately lower than that of Greece.
This report describes an $80 billion GDP (value-added) industry employing some 625,000 Australians and on the cusp of change. Some parts of the transport industry are more immune to change than others – so the report provides insights into the technology and overlay of social...
Attempts to develop northern Australia by subsidising capital-intensive industries like irrigated agriculture have a long and unimpressive history.
This paper shows that if the bank levy proposed in the 2017-18 budget was passed through in full to shareholders in the form of reduced dividends, then at most it would impact the average superannuation balance by $7 a year
As the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will need to burn less coal. As a result, the world will need less coal mines. In the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December 2015, President Anote Tong of Kiribati and other...
New England is an electorate that has faced a rapidly rising unemployment rate over the last 3 years. It has seen unemployment rise 2.7% since the last election. Over the same period the national unemployment rate has risen 0.1%. The number of unemployed has increased...
The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, is a strong advocate of both cutting income taxes and reducing the budget deficit. These two goals appear contradictory, since reducing government revenue would lead to a larger budget deficit. The Treasurer gets around this by making exaggerated claims about...
Estimates the extent of corporate wrong-doing in Australia.
Summary A new report analysing findings from across several corporate regulatory bodies and related agencies finds widespread wrong-doing in the Australian private sector.
Meanwhile the six major regulatory bodies and other agencies have seen...
Australia is one of the richest nations in the world, at arguably the richest point in our history. Yet our commitment to foreign aid is declining. The Coalition government plans to cut aid funding by $1.4 billion per year or 33 per cent by 2017-18....