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 focus on economic recovery will be an opportunity for unions and employers to initiate major change, says UNSW economist.
The Australian federal Government has announced multiple billion dollar stimulus packages as well as quantitative easing. But where is all this money coming from and who is going to pay for it?
Academic and industrial research that is properly funded and well coordinated contributes to quality of life and economic prosperity.
Governments need to consider the context in which their policies are implemented if they want to avoid large-scale failures like the pink batts scheme, according to academics from UNSW Canberra.
Some of the least developed African nations are leading the way with budget transparency using what is known as “citizens budgets”, writes Usman W. Chohan.
Restricting the tax offsets for investing in start-ups to just those with plenty of money will hurt entrepreneurs, writes Jason Zein.
The government, citing precedent, will not release legal advice on the validity of its citizen-stripping anti-terror laws. But what justifies this convention, asks Gabrielle Appleby.
Law enforcement still accounts for the lion's share of governments' spending on illicit drugs, according to the first comprehensive review in a decade.
The Prime Minister's announcement of a poll date in September could herald a push for the introduction of a fixed term for federal elections, writes Scientia Professor George Williams.