This paper argues that ongoing policy initiatives focused on governments borrowing in order to stimulate the economy, particularly through consumer spending, will fail to revitalise the long-term productive capacity of the Australian economy.
The Business Council of Australia and the Asia Society’s Asia Taskforce have released this interim report, which provides a blueprint for deeper engagement in the region, boosting trade and living standards, and building a strong economic recovery.
The Sustainable development report 2020 presents the SDG Index and dashboards for all UN member states and frames the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in terms of six broad transformations.
The focus in this report is on the consumer policy dimensions of COVID-19, including access to essential products and services – encompassing energy, housing, telecommunications and financial services; access to important consumer protections; and the potential for greater harm when living our lives so pervasively...
Through this interactive resource, Lowy Institute experts provide policy recommendations for Australia to address issues that are critical to our nation’s — and the world’s — successful emergence from the pandemic.
This publication is a policy and strategy blueprint for federal, state and territory governments, including for hospitals and health care, schools and universities, roads and trains, budgets and energy.
This discussion paper from the Australia Institute outlines how Australia could emerge from the COVID-19 crisis as one of the richest countries in the world, while gaining long-lasting benefits from economic stimulus projects and a renewed faith in the effectiveness of democratic governance.
This survey explores how the new rate of JobSeeker and other allowances has affected people’s ability to cover essential costs like housing, bills, food, medicine and other vital expenses. The survey also explores how people feel about the federal government’s plan to return income support...
Australians can lay to rest concern over incurring and repaying government debt, as new research shows urgent spending required in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will not create a debt burden, and therefore should not provoke future austerity measures to ‘repay the debt.’