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Economics

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Economic management
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Report

Domestic arts tourism: connecting the country

Domestic arts tourism supports local jobs and economies, while enriching and connecting Australians through creative experiences This report draws on Tourism Research Australia data and other resources to provide insights into the behaviour of people travelling within Australia.
Report

Vital support: building resilient charities to support Australia’s wellbeing

This report finds that despite Australia’s promising economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, many charities remain in vulnerable financial positions and require urgent funding from the Australian government to continue supporting thousands of Australians in need and providing employment opportunities.
Report

Coal-faced: exposing AGL as Australia’s biggest climate polluter

This report outlines the pivotal role that AGL plays in fuelling climate change in Australia, as the owner of the country’s most polluting coal burning power stations, and the environmental and economic benefits of AGL shifting to renewable energy.
Report

Building a food system that works for everyone

This report puts forward a series of recommendations for the UK and devolved governments, as well as local authorities, to start addressing the many challenges currently facing the UK food system. In particular, the authors hope to inform the government’s National Food Strategy, which is...
Survey

Per Capita tax survey 2021

The Per Capita Tax Survey 2021 provides valuable insights into public sentiment towards the federal government’s role in the post-COVID recovery, and can be used as a valuable resource for policy-makers in the months ahead.
Report

Indigenous Business Australia’s business support and investment activities

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA's) management of its business support and investment activities.
Report

Counting the cost of Australia’s delayed vaccine rollout: part two - international border closures

This report projects the likely delay in Australia's international border reopening and the economic costs of this delay. It finds that Australia is on track to end international border closures 81 days later than originally planned and will incur an economic cost estimated at $16.4...
Article

Tearing up the Belt and Road Initiative: Australia’s rejection of China’s new Silk Road in Victoria

The Australian federal government recently resolved to scrap the Victorian state government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The timing of this decision needs to be contemplated as ongoing developments may trouble bilateral relations between Australia and China, writes John Varano.
Working paper

Minimum wages in New Zealand: policy and practice in the 21st century

This report reviews the motivations for minimum wages and the changes and analyses how they have affected workers outcomes.
Discussion paper

Customer engagement in regulation

This discussion paper considers customer engagement as a means to an end, namely, one that seeks to reduce, if not eliminate the role of regulatory agencies. For other authors, customer-engagement processes offer the promise of a genuine entrenchment of citizen interests in the regulated process.