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How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests Modelling should be a chance to test your assumptions, not just confirm them. Shutterstock Shirin Malekpour, Monash University and Enayat A. Moallemi,...
Economic modelling produced by Victoria University’s Centre of Policy Studies (and of which I was an author) finds that despite stimulating growth in pre-tax real wages, a company tax cut would cause a fall in the average incomes of...
Emma Husar allegations show a need for clearer rules about what MPs can - and cannot - do Labor MP Emma Husar has taken personal leave while the party investigates claims against her. AAP/Mick Tsikas Yee-Fui Ng, Monash University Labor MP Emma Husar is...
High electricity prices are here to stay, according to a new Grattan Institute report that calls on politicians to tell Australians the truth about the future of energy costs. Wholesale electricity prices rose across the National Electricity Market (NEM) by...
Partially right: rejecting neoliberalism shouldn't mean giving up on social liberalism shutterstock. Richard Holden, UNSW and Rosalind Dixon, UNSW Richard Denniss’s Quarterly Essay, “Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next”, is a thought-provoking call to arms against an array...
A casual glance at the news in recent months may have left you thinking the average Australian earns almost $85,000 a year. If that sounded insanely high to you, then your instincts were bang on. An ordinary Australian earns way,...
Every dollar the Queensland government spends on handouts to coal companies is a dollar that can’t be spent on schools, teachers, hospitals or nurses. Sign the Open Letter here - http://bit.ly/back_qld Queensland has been amongst the lowest in state spending...
In this month’s Taxcast: We discuss why we can’t afford the rich and challenge ideas about wealth, entrepreneurialism and investment. Also: ten years ago the Tax Justice Network was told it’d never happen, but this month British Members of...
What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands? The more the market is willing to pay, the harder it is to regulate water use. Shutterstock.com Emma Kathryn White, University of Melbourne and Rebecca Louise Nelson, University of...
Despite the encouraging “maths” in this budget, the return to surplus has still yet to be delivered writes John Hewson. Budgets are about choices. With an unexpected surge in revenue, the government’s main options were to apply it to deficit...