• Labor’s first term report card

    John Quiggin     |      May 19, 2024

    The Albanese government’s electoral strategy has constrained it to do little more than tweak the policy settings it inherited from the previous government, and adopt them as its own.

  • This year’s model solves last year’s problem

    John Quiggin     |      September 23, 2021

    The debate over Australia’s “National Plan” to relax restrictions at 70 per cent and 80 per cent vaccination thresholds is often based on outdated assumptions regarding the impact of COVID.

  • BlackRock is the canary in the coalmine

    John Quiggin     |      January 18, 2020

    The government’s case for doing nothing about climate change has been the “economy-wrecking” costs of serious action, but as investments associated with coal become toxic, inaction will cause even greater economic harm.

  • Fuel for thought

    John Quiggin     |      October 22, 2019

    In news that will surprise nobody stuck behind a huge 4×4 or smoke belching diesel, emissions from Australia’s traffic continue to climb, despite optimistic claims to the contrary.