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Our population is ageing. This will bring profound economic and fiscal challenges that will require significant changes in government spending. But it will also require us to change our attitudes towards... Read More
There are three ‘pillars’ supporting retirement in Australia. Superannuation, the age pension and the family home. If we are serious about boosting living standards in retirement, and addressing the... Read More
The interests of unions are not necessarily the same as the interests of workers, and a union campaign does not always equate to a workers’ campaign. Read More
The challenge for Australia is not to stop population growth but to find practical solutions to accommodate it. Read More
Asian languages alarmism should not scare us into expanding current language education programs. Read More
Rather than lining up more athletes to suckle on the government teat, we should explore innovative new funding models for sport. Read More
Amendments to dealing with unfair dismissal applications in the review of the Fair Work Act are welcome. Read More
There are several reasons for youth wages to be less than adult wages. Read More
The European public debt crisis is a wake-up call to those who believe in running a country on ever more feel-good programs, welfare initiatives, and industry assistance. Read More
Instead of being afraid of population growth, Australians should embrace it, and government must focus on build infrastructure to support the growth. Read More
Australia should auction its immigration spots to the highest and most capable bidders to improve our standard of living over the long term. Read More
Australia’s migrants are some of the best integrated because the immigration policy is strict. Continuing this considered selection through a careful screening process for migrants is vital. Read More
Paying people to move to regional areas will not improve economic growth. Read More
Cities, especially big ones like Melbourne and Sydney, provide us with endless opportunities that simply are not available in remote locations. Read More
Population increases are inevitable, and government should start planning for infrastructure bottlenecks. Read More
30 Apr 2013 | TARGET30 Papers|
High growth in health spending is the area of public expenditure that will unsustainably increase the size of government... Read More...
19 Feb 2013 | Issue Analysis|
Government programs to upskill the Australian workforce for the Asian Century are a solution to a non-problem. With more... Read More...
23 Apr 2012 | Issue Analysis|
Europe’s economic crisis has been shaking financial markets for the past three years. Countries like Greece, Ireland, Portugal,... Read More...
27 Mar 2012 | Policy Forum|
Why are so many New Zealanders flocking to Australian shores, and what can be done to stop the so-called Kiwi ‘brain drain’? In... Read More...
19 Sep 2011 | Policy Monographs|
The long-run relationship between population growth and living standards has been a source of controversy among economists.... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
03 Aug 2015 | Business Spectator|
Despite recent easing, youth unemployment remains worryingly high following a flood of jobless youngsters since the start ... Read More
15 Jul 2015 | Business Spectator|
How can Australia best tackle the skills mismatch challenge?... Read More
10 Jul 2015 | Newcastle Herald|
Australia is currently having an overdue debate on retirement income policy. However, as the government and opposition both ... Read More
18 Jun 2015 | ABC The Drum|
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) is a landmark victory for Australians, opening up a cornucopia of future ... Read More
14 May 2015 | Business Spectator|
The fundamental paradox of retirement is that retiree living standards depend on stable and secure incomes, but most retirees ... Read More
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