Based on evidence, policies which seek to encourage job creation and innovation via a tax cut should preference large or new businesses, rather than small ones.
Although the federal-state agreement does it inadequately and lacks transparency, an enduring program of federal funding for operational expenses is essential to sustain the social housing system.
A major shift to an industrial relations model that benefits all parties will only happen with the utmost co-operation of Australian workers, unions and – most crucially – employers.
Uncertainty about energy prices and political dithering on company tax rates point to businesses waiting before investing heavily.
Any attempt to improve security for tenants should not deprive them, or their landlords, of the flexibility that many also want. The key problem is landlords' ability to give notice without a reason.
The volatile political debate between the two major parties about the long-term vision for tax has left small businesses in the lurch.
The failure to regulate litigation funders is becoming more problematic. This is because more funders, particularly from overseas, are entering the Australian market.
Generation Rent may force a complete rethinking of home ownership as a basis of our housing systems. Rather than representing security, these housing markets make us vulnerable.
To tout new housing production as the only solution to rising house prices, without examining the question of demand, is an ineffective policy position.
The IMF has been expressing public concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the IMF’s own policies and programs.
New analysis of the behaviour of petrol retailers in Perth over a period of five years shows how tacit collusion caused prices to increase by up to 50%.