With the government taking on record debt in a bid to pull Australia out of recession, infrastructure-related spending must be carefully managed, says UNSW Business School.
The government has brought forward planned tax cuts. And while some say we shouldn't be cutting taxes during a recession, the plan has its merits.
Making Google and Facebook pay Australian news publishers might be good politics, but it is odd economics.
Firms should attempt to maximise profits, but if shareholders want it, there's no reason why they can't have other goals.
Most recessions are caused by an overreaction to too much inflation. This one is because we are not spending.
The Reserve Bank Australia has exhausted the limits of monetary policy, There's no magic pudding, says governor Philip Lowe.
The evidence is in and the answer is clear. We must try and eliminate COVID-19 for the health and economic benefit of Australians of all ages.
Research suggests the coronavirus pandemic's greatest impact is due to people changing their behaviour voluntarily. So we may be overestimating the costs of government restrictions.
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.
It's time to reform stamp duty, one of the most inefficient and distorting taxes collected by Australia's state and territory governments.