Guide

Financial services and modern slavery

This guide is designed to help the financial services industry respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply chains.
Discussion paper

The role of collateral in borrowing

This paper studies the role of collateral in credit markets under stress.
Report

The changing structure of the Australian economy

This report outlines how a dramatic re-shaping to the structure of Australia’s economy has largely benefited big corporates and the financial sector, at the expense of family-run and small businesses.
Policy report

Avoiding a Pacific lost decade: financing the Pacific’s COVID-19 recovery

This policy briefing argues that Australia should establish a $2 billion COVID-19 Pacific recovery financing facility, and advocate for other parts of the international community to increase their own contributions, to help the Pacific recover from the worst economic shock in the region’s modern history.
Strategy

Australian sustainable finance roadmap

The challenges and threats Australia’s financial system is facing include a warming climate, increasing extreme weather events, biodiversity loss, and a society under economic pressure with rising inequality, meaning there is an urgency with which action needs to be taken. The recommendations in this roadmap...
Report

Retirement Income Review: final report

This review report covers the current state of the superannuation system and how it will perform in the future as Australians live longer and the population ages. The review considered the incentives for people to self-fund their retirement, the fiscal sustainability of the system, the...
Conference paper

Urban agglomeration of advanced business services in Australia: some policy implications

While globalisation and production chain unbundling is allowing Advanced Business Services to reach out to clients in distant regions and countries, the tendency towards consolidation of these firms into Australia’s biggest cities, in particular Sydney and Melbourne, is of policy concern.
Report

Just transition: implications for the corporate sector and financial institutions in Australia

Australian corporates and financial institutions have an important role to play in facilitating a fair, timely and efficient transition to a net zero emissions economy – as stewards of assets, allocators of capital and as influential voices in public policy to make sure that the...
Policy report

The flipside of China’s central bank digital currency

China’s central bank digital currency, known as ‘DC/EP’ (digital currency/electronic payment), is rapidly progressing and, if successful, will have major international implications that have not yet been widely considered by policymakers.
Report

Net zero momentum tracker: superannuation sector - September 2020

This report highlights the actions of 20 Australian superannuation organisations, and the commitments they have made to address emissions funded through their investments.