Delta and economy
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3 major economic challenges for Australia’s long-term prosperity

- September 17, 2021 4 MIN READ

The Australian economy is doing well despite Delta, but 3 major economic challenges loom: housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation. This week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development published its first Economic Survey of Australia since 2018. It gives Australia good marks for a remarkably good economic response to the COVID pandemic, but… Read more »

Job security in the COVID age
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How to increase your job security in the age of COVID

- August 18, 2021 3 MIN READ

Job security? What job security? It’s almost as though the concept has completely disappeared in this COVID age of lockdowns, stand downs and failing companies. It’s not just COVID putting people out of work either. Modern business practices mean companies continue to “resize”, “downsize”, “re-engineer”, or whatever the latest management buzz word is. In the… Read more »

Australian lockdown supported by economists
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Why most economists continue to back lockdowns

- August 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

With the prospect of a lengthier lockdown looming over Sydney, the idea of “living with the virus” has resurfaced. But it’s not something supported by most economists. by John Quiggin, The University of Queensland and Richard Holden, UNSW NSW’s health minister, Brad Hazzard, raised the prospect of abandoning the lockdown and accepting that “the virus… Read more »