All ears: putting the public at the heart of levelling up
If 'levelling up' is to be seen as legitimate by those it is trying to help, it must meaningfully involve the public in decisions about how money is spent. This report finds that that the public is divided on what levelling up should look like...
Future directions: ways forward for the economies of Blacktown, Cumberland, Parramatta and The Hills – the Central City District of Sydney
The report examines the economic trajectory of the Central City District economies of Western Sydney in the boom years prior to the COVID-19 recession.
Global competitiveness report: special edition 2020
The deep economic recession triggered by COVID-19 continues to have profound economic and social consequences. This report aims to support the recovery strategies of policy-makers, calling for a holistic approach, encompassing several policy areas and establishing synergies across different reform objectives.
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.
Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission: final report
This report offers a blueprint for the Northern Territory's economic rebound – with an ambitious goal of making the Territory a $40 billion economy by 2030. The report also identifies regional growth, and Aboriginal economic development and empowerment, as key to the Territory’s future success.
Riding the digital wave: report on COVID-19 trends and forward work program
The report sets out the Council’s methodology for analysing digital connectivity and adoption across key sectors of the economy, and priorities for its initial program of work, including supporting economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
Building a post-Brexit immigration system for the economic recovery
This report meets IPPR’s educational objective by informing the public on the United Kingdom’s future immigration system and its implications. The report also contributes to their objective of relieving poverty and unemployment by setting out recommendations for how the immigration system can support the economic...
Home truths: the role of housing in economic recovery
Housing plays many roles in our economy and society, including as a consumable good, investment asset and infrastructure. This paper offers a brief overview of the economic case for housing and changes to the housing market context since the first wave of the pandemic. Against...
Taken for granted? Charities’ role in our economic recovery
In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, there has been great concern about the future of the Australian charity sector, and the people it supports. This report calls for reforms to support the charity sector as post-COVID recovery partners – following findings that charities are...
Our smallest recession, our weakest recovery. Has Australia’s potential growth rate shrunk?
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens seems to think we should expect lower long-term growth. But what do the figures say?