• Behind the wheel

    Brendan Nicholson     |      October 10, 2023

    In a recent interview, former cabinet minister Christopher Pyne recalls the knock on effects on Australia’s manufacturing capacity of the closure of South Australia’s car plants.

  • Making the most of Australia’s free trade agreements

    Evgeny Postnikov     |      October 5, 2023

    Australia has been at the forefront of trade liberalisation, negotiating and signing a record number of FTAs with most of its important trading partners over the last two decades.

  • Fight the power

    Carl Rhodes     |      September 20, 2023

    The past 40 years have seen large corporations grow to dominate the global economy, surpassing the capacity of people – or governments – to control or even comprehend them.

  • Australia’s opportunity in regional trade

    Daniel Borer     |      September 18, 2023

    Australia has joined 14 other states in The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, tapping into 2.2 billion consumers and 30 percent of the world’s GDP.

  • Reforming Australia’s foreign trade system

    David Widdowson     |      September 15, 2023

    The government’s multi-year program to simplify its international trade regulations, streamline its regulatory processes and modernise outdated computer systems still have some way to go.

  • The growth of degrowth economics

    Mike Joy     |      September 5, 2023

    The human economy is merely a subset of the biosphere, meaning we need to reduce our demands on the biosphere to avoid a disastrous ecological collapse, with consequences for us and all other species.

  • Banks must speak the same digital language

    Daniel Gozman     |      September 4, 2023

    The complex, opaque and often outdated systems used by large international banks threaten the stability of the global banking system.

  • Resilience and Australia’s trading system

    Jenny Gordon     |      August 6, 2023

    As Australia seeks to diversify its economy, build more resilience into supply chains and improve productivity, reducing the transaction costs of both exporting and importing must be high on all governments’ policy agendas.

  • Meet Michele Bullock

    Isaac Gross     |      July 16, 2023

    Australia’s next Reserve Bank governor, Michele Bullock – the first woman in the job – will take office in September at a time when much of the bank’s work in fighting inflation will be done and its focus will be on changing the way it operates.

  • Australia in the global economy

    Sara McGaughey     |      June 24, 2023

    Remaining open to international trade will help Australia mitigate the looming threat of recession and reboot economic growth.

  • Standing together

    Justin Bassi     |      June 17, 2023

    If a country and economy like Australia can remain steady in the face of Beijing’s attempts to weaponise trade, and can stand alongside partners who are doing the same, Beijing will have a shrinking strategic space in which to play its coercive trade games.

  • The blue needs green

    Raghu Dharmapuri Tirumala     |      June 16, 2023

    Blending finances, tailored instruments, and collaboration among various stakeholders can drive the growth of the blue economy and ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for both people and the planet.