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The policy and politics of reform of the Australian Goods and Services Tax

In February this year, Prime Minister Turnbull took Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform off the table, but history would suggest it will come into play...

Augmenting expert elicitation with structured visual deliberation

Policy decisions frequently depend on quantitative judgements made by domain experts. The quality of those judgements depends in turn on the nature of the...

Implications of Australia's population policy for future greenhouse gas emissions targets

Australia’s high per capita emissions rates makes it is a major emitter of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, but its low intrinsic growth rate means that...

Australia's productivity: some insights from productivity analysis

Since the turn of the century, multifactor productivity has stagnated. Australia’s income growth was supported until recent years by strong growth in the...

Demographic change in the Asian Century: implications for Australia and the region

Declining fertility and mortality rates in the second half of the twentieth century have led to the twenty-first century being characterised as the...

Australia in the Asian Century

The White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, published in 2012, argued that fundamental policy and attitudinal changes would be required if...

Beyond life support? Reflections on Solomon Islands after the Regional Assistance Mission

The Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands was conceived in the ‘state-building moment’ that informed Western responses to ‘state...

The unipolar anxieties: Australia's Melanesia policy after the age of intervention

As a consequence of its membership of a US-centred global alliance network, Australia’s regional obligations in the South Pacific are as pertinent to...

Managing risk and increasing the robustness of invasive species eradication programs

Invasive species eradication programs can fail by applying management strategies that are not robust to potentially large but non-quantified risks. A more...

The economic impact of the mining boom on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Many mining operations are on or near Indigenous land, and the strong level of investment during the recent mining boom may have disproportionately...

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Updated:  25 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  Editorial office