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This paper provides a platform for discussions on future improvement and policy options for South Australia and provides the data to help contextualise the historic performance of the state's economy in a relative sense against interstate comparators.
The last half of the century has seen massive changes in the global economy which have, in turn, driven transformations in the Western Australian economy. Some industries, like whaling, have disappeared. Others, like the wool industry, are shadows of their former glory. The resources boom...
This discussion paper set out major topics for the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce including examining the scope and timing of major resources projects; analysing the expected demand for labour and consider supply issues; and developing a plan to address labour and skills shortage issues...
In the late 1980s, the Government introduced the Aboriginal Employment Development Policy (AEDP), which aimed to reduce the differences in socioeconomic status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and to reduce Indigenous welfare dependency (Commonwealth of Australia 1987). As one arguable aim of the policy is...
The profile of the Australian population is ageing. That is to say, the proportion of the population aged 65 years and over is rising and is projected to rise further over the next fifty years. Demographers say the group aged 65+ is likely to increase...
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...
This discussion paper emerges from a series of events held by Per Capita with Melody Barnes in February 2016.
Melody Barnes served as Assistant to US President Obama and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council from 2009 to January 2012. Ms Barnes...
The Final Report of the Competition Policy Review (the Harper Review) made 56 recommendations on Australia’s competition framework spanning most sectors of the economy and with implications for all levels of government.
On 24 November 2015 the Australian Government released its response to all...
This paper calls for a code of conduct for economic modelling. A code would require key assumptions to be revealed, context and comparison to be provided, and the identification of who, if anyone, commissioned the work. Modelling results are being used to make important policy...
NB The full compilation of this series was launched on 26 June 2014, called "False economies: unpacking public service efficiency" and available here >
CPD’s public service research director Christopher Stone contends that despite rhetoric to the contrary, the Australian public sector...