• Why we should worry about Victoria’s MoU with China

    Peter Lloyd     |      November 22, 2018

    Victoria’s state government has become the first Australian state to sign a memorandum of understanding with China under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but attention should be paid to the risks as well as the rewards of the initiative.

  • Being bullied in the workplace is bad for your heart

    Open Forum     |      November 20, 2018

    People who are bullied at work or experience violence at work are at higher risk of heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to international scientists.

  • The enduring fight for free trade

    Andrew Leigh     |      November 15, 2018

    The argument for free trade must continually be made to convince a skeptical public but new measures must also take account of changing circumstances to ensure Australia’s trade remains healthy into the future.

  • Unlocking Australia’s productivity paradox

    Adam Triggs     |      November 14, 2018

    Predictions that new technology would unleash the boom in productivity required to increase real wages and create new jobs remain unproven as Australia’s productivity continues to lag behind increases in the past.

  • The ‘big boys’ can learn trade lessons from smaller states

    Joel Ng     |      November 12, 2018

    Small states can offer positive examples of success for larger countries looking for solutions to the problems and discontents in their much larger and more complex economies.

  • Bigger is not always better

    Riccardo Mastini     |      November 10, 2018

    Economic growth is always offered as the panacea for all of society’s ills, but what if “degrowth” was actually a better path towards a fairer, more inclusive and ecologically sustainable society?

  • A GFC 2.0 would remake the world in dangerous ways

    Mark Triffitt     |      November 2, 2018

    It may be comforting to listen to talk of temporary market corrections as stock prices fall, but the bigger question being asked by many market analysts and commentators isn’t if we are at risk of another Global Financial Crisis, but actually when the next crisis will happen.

  • Global trade digitisation – An opportunity for Australia

    Open Forum     |      October 30, 2018

    Michael Lim, Head of Trade and Supply Chain at ANZ, outlined the opportunities for digitising regional trade documents at GAP’s Economic Summit in Sydney.

  • Banking with a human face

    Diane Nazaroff     |      September 30, 2018

    Motivating bank staff to treat customers well will be a big challenge for the Royal Commission after revelations that incentive schemes encouraged staff to undertake unethical behaviour.

  • Helping your children get on property ladder

    Amelia Atkins     |      September 26, 2018

    More than half of first-time buyers need their families to help, and they mostly turn to their parents and occasionally grandparents. Here are several solutions for helping your children get on the property ladder and become independent.

  • Assessing the value of public spending through social return accounting

    Open Forum     |      September 10, 2018

    What is the value of a hospital? A longer school day? A faster internet? Social Return Accounting – a cutting-edge new method for calculating the costs and, crucially, the shared benefits of government spending – can put a dollar figure on it.

  • Digital trade summit at NSW Parliament House

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      September 6, 2018

    GAP’s 9th Annual Economic Summit will be held on 6th – 7th September and will bring together 135 people who have a vested interest in seeing Australia respond to the opportunities that Digital Trade presents.