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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.