• Surviving the self-inflicted recession

    Richard Holden     |      September 6, 2020

    Governments around the world have voluntarily shut down their economies for the first time in history. How will Australia escape this unprecedented situation to restart its economy?

  • More than ore

    David Uren     |      August 26, 2020

    Despite current political tensions, Australia’s non-traditional exports to China, including the now-threatened shipments of wine, have enjoyed runaway success since the China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was concluded in 2015.

  • Industrial policy won’t cure COVID woes

    ANU Editorial Board     |      August 23, 2020

    COVID-19 has seen governments unleash a fresh wave of industry policy as politicians abandon markets to boost their preferred industries, but it may end up doing more harm than good.

  • In debt to the future

    Victoria Tichá     |      August 15, 2020

    Australia’s $300 billion coronavirus deficit has been called ‘eye-watering’ and may take decades to pay back, but who exactly is Australia in debt to?

  • Don’t underestimate Australia-US trade relations

    David Uren     |      July 30, 2020

    The idea that Australia faces a tension between its security alliance with the United States and its economic relationship with China overlooks the importance of its economic relationship with the United States.

  • The economics of COVID-19

    Ellen Muir     |      July 28, 2020

    Policymakers need a new roadmap for navigating the balance between managing a pandemic and supporting the economy, and setting criteria and targets for action can help.

  • The road to recovery

    Dawn Lo     |      July 10, 2020

    Even as Victoria confronts a six-week shutdown in response to emerging coronavirus cases, other states are reopening. Policy responses must reflect the needs of the most vulnerable, say UNSW Business School’s Leisa Sargent and John Piggott.

  • A universal basic income might get us through the Covid recession

    David Thorp     |      June 30, 2020

    A universal basic income could help the economy recover after COVID-19, remove the work disincentives current benefits create and improve equity and social cohesion.

  • Putting workers first?

    Dawn Lo     |      June 28, 2020

    The focus on economic recovery will be an opportunity for unions and employers to initiate major change in industrial relations.

  • 6 ways to bring back the Australian economy

    Victoria Tichá     |      June 21, 2020

    The government faces a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild and reshape Australia’s economy for the better as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Time for a new union accord?

    Tim Harcourt     |      June 19, 2020

    Can the PM take a leaf from Bill Kelty’s book on industrial relations reform and bring the trade union movement together through social solidarity?

  • Whither Australia-China trade?

    Tony Makin     |      June 18, 2020

    The Australia-China trade relationship is currently under significant strain.  In the long run, increased protectionism would not improve Australia’s economic welfare.