Economic growth

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Without academic freedom and rule of law it’s hard to see how China’s economy can continue to grow so fast.

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To drive living standards upward we need new technologies to relentlessly improve productivity.

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Guy Debelle

The bank's decision to focus on just one thing puts the onus on the government to take action to rein in home prices.

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The federal government should focus on specific measures that will boost employment and stimulate growth and productivity, says UNSW Business School’s Gigi Foster.

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Investment incentives might not be enough. We'll need public investment and forced increases in wages.

Melbourne

A fairer, greener and more prosperous Australia is possible – so long as political leaders don't focus just on economic growth.

As we head into the state election, voters should ask who has the cultural and creative vision that will be crucial to our economic prosperity.

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Sustainability will be almost impossible to achieve without changing our values and ending growth in population and consumption per person, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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The aftermath of Christmas is a good time to think about where our obsession with production and consumption is getting us, writes Ted Trainer.

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The world is on an unsustainable pathway that threatens the environment, future prosperity and security, a capacity audience attending the 2014 Fenner Conference on the Environment has been told.  

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