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Self-sustaining leviathan

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When Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney spoke off the cuff about American welfare recipients not paying tax, he drew a lot of criticism, even though he was factually correct. Robert Carling looks at the situation in Australia.

Prime Minister, this Asian Century is so last century

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It's not the first time Australians have heard about how important Asia is to our future, but when PM Julia Gillard released a road map China was the main focus. Stephen Kirchner says we still have some unfinished business in the region.

Uranium trade spearheads development of India partnership

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The Queensland Government has decided to recommence uranium mining following Julia Gillard's recent dicussions with India over the sale of uranium to the country. Michael Angwin says that decision supports the national interest.

Survey finds Australia losing the race in Asia

Asian Business (Getty Images)New research from CPA Australia warns that Australia is losing the race to stay competitive in crucial Asian markets. The survey found that Australia's innovation, competitiveness and engagement with Asia are falling behind the regional powerhouses of India and China.

Is your budget setting process doomed?

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The global economic environment is harsher than ever leaving even established businesses struggling to remain viable. Fergus Neilson says it is important to reduce the risk of failure by applying long-term vision.

Why I care about innovation

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Investment in innovation has several rewards, including the capacity to help and improve lives. But Paul Cheever reluctantly admits it is the economic benefits that fire his obsession with innovation.

Productivity improvements with restored freedom

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David Murray is today warning that Australia could face debt levels like those in Europe unless productivity is lifted and debt is addressed. Last month he spoke at the GAP Economic Forum about the need for strong leadership.

Australia in the Asian century

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Craig Emerson spoke at the 2012 Global Access Partners Economic Summit on Productivity about the importance of taking advantage of the Asian Century. Below is an edited version of his speech.

Looking beyond the mining boom

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David Masters gave the opening remark from the Chair at the GAP Economic Summit on 14 September. He believes Australia's role in Asia requires an honest and frank debate about our strengths and weaknesses.

A deficit of stability and predictability

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The Federal Government has been forced to re-write the Budget it released just months ago due to a slump in Australian mineral prices. Robert Carling says a stable tax regime is more important than whether the budget is a few billion in surplus or deficit.