economy

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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?

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The average Australian household is wealthier yet more indebted than the average German household, partly due to tax and retirement income policies.

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Stamp duty reform is needed in times of crisis where for every day parts of Australia are in lockdown, billions of dollars are taken away from subsidies to the states, says a UNSW property expert.

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Neurobiological factors blind people to making sound investment decisions when markets are hit by large macroeconomic shocks, shows UNSW Business School research.

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UNSW has experts available for comment and analysis before and after Thursday's economic update from the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg.

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The JobTrainer program will give school leavers the experience, confidence and aptitude necessary for economic recovery post-coronavirus, says economist Tim Harcourt.

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Australia has always been unwilling to consider changes to the Goods and Services Tax, but now, in the middle of a pandemic, we could celebrate the GST’s 20th birthday with changes – or even a GST holiday.

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New UNSW research has disproved the claim that the transition to renewable electricity systems will harm the global economy.

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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.

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Competition in the marketplace for ideas is different to competition in the market for ordinary goods and services. Bad ideas don't necessarily get trashed.

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