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Capture the moment: talk carbon

A window of opportunity has opened up for a new global carbon pricing forum to be established, according to a leading economist.

Tasmania in the Asian Century

Premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings, visits Crawford School for roundtable discussions addressing the potentially profound implications the rise and transformation of Asia could have on the small southern state.

Asian education set for HECS

Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz will be one of the keynote speakers at a special six-day set of conferences in Bangkok looking at the take up of a very Australian idea – income contingent loans.

Beware a revenue blowout: McKibbin

Badly-designed taxes and huge election commitments without guaranteed revenue streams to pay for them run the risk of blowing a multi-billion dollar hole in the national economy, according to a leading economist.

Building a modern Myanmar

Myanmar is a country undergoing rapid change and a program to be run in Crawford School aims to give the country’s young professionals the skills they need to help their nation make the progression to a modern democracy.

A good global citizen in tight times

It's time for the Coalition to push for aid effectiveness, writes STEPHEN HOWES.

Super debate causing concern

The debate about changes to superannuation is crafting “policy on the run” and creating uncertainty and anxiety in the community, according to one of Australia’s foremost economists.

Disadvantage move welcomed

The announcement of a move towards greater cooperation between peak bodies for business, trade unions and social services has been welcomed by Crawford School social issues expert Professor Peter Whiteford.

Stimulus a shelter from GFC storm

Australian society saw out the storm of the Global Financial Crisis without its poorest residents getting poorer, partly thanks to well-targeted stimulus payments, according to a leading social researcher.

Vote buying prevalent in Indonesia and the Pacific

New research shows that exchanging money and goods for people's votes is rife in the Pacific and Indonesia.


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