Richard Holden

a cartoon representing the Australian economy in hospital and being resuscitated

When COVID-19 struck, Australia’s Treasury didn’t have the luxury of years of work, refinement and debate to develop JobKeeper. It had to perform battlefield surgery.

Protest sign on climate.jpg

From higher mortgages to hoarding outdated technologies, how will the government’s current stance on climate change affect the economy for Australians?

The White House in Washington DC, USA, is illuminated at night

The US debt ceiling is a form of self-delusion: a limit imposed on a borrower by the borrower itself. Australia had one until the Coalition and the Greens abolished it.

The Evergrande logo seen at the top of a building with the Chinese flag in the foreground

Chinese authorities have an intriguing, if troubling, option in handling the Evergrande crisis.

Night time silhouette of an industrial plant worker

Disclosure requirements work, forcing companies to own up to their customers and investors.

A homeless person sits on a platform overlooking a Melbourne street

Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed.

greens leader adam bandt at a lectern saying 'green new deal'

Taxing super profits sounds like a a good idea, but it’s hard to get right and there might be better ways to get more company tax.

Three young adults one wears a protective face mask

Governments are spending at unprecedented levels. Where does this money come from, and are governments saddling young people with too much debt?

people in railway square tunnel

OzSAGE's first recommendations deal with ventilation and the measures that will have to accompany widespread vaccination.

child in classroom raising their hand, wearing a mask

Most kids will be unvaccinated if schools in the two largest states re-open in term 4. There may still be community transmission, but there are measures we can take to shield kids from the virus.

Pages