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Mitigating economic risks in local communities is critical to addressing the financial uncertainty and extreme poverty which push children into child labour around the world, says UNSW Business School.

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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.

Tim Harcourt

The US is still an important market for Australia but ultimately an international multilateral-based trading system is better than the US having deals of managed trade around the world, says JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt.

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Australian exporters want a trade agreement with the UK as well as the EU, says international trade expert.

Trade unions

Can the PM take a leaf from Bill Kelty’s book on industrial relations reform and bring the trade union movement together through social solidarity?

Tim Harcourt

JW Neville Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt advises that Australia can use higher education and digital learning to skill up the workforce and build greater capacity in the economy. 

The problem during lockdown is that not just a few products per expenditure category are missing when calculating the Consumer Price Index – it can be the entire expenditure category itself. Photo: Shutterstock

When products are unavailable in a lockdown, consumption growth will be overstated and changes in the cost of living will be underestimated.

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The federal government should do five key things to keep more people working, says UNSW Business School labour markets expert Raja Junankar. 

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There is one simple solution to the debate on making childcare more affordable in Australia, writes Richard Holden.

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The Shadow RBA Board recommends what the Reserve Bank should do, not predicts what it will do, writes James Morley.

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