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Vital Signs: No, Joe, the US should not copy our asset recycling misdirection

By Richard Holden  December 14, 2018

​Anyone who has been to La Guardia airport in New York can attest the dire need in the US for infrastructure spending.

Vital Signs: What a floating dollar has brought us

By Richard Holden  December 07, 2018

Thirty-five years ago the Hawke-Keating government announced the Australian dollar would be floated.

Why China is taking on Australia over dumping

By Weihuan Zhou  November 28, 2018

This week China launched its first anti-dumping investigation against Australia, targeting barley exports.

Relations with Indonesia will survive Morrison’s Jerusalem thought bubble

By Tim Harcourt  November 22, 2018

What is now Indonesia is almost certainly the Australian continent’s oldest trading partner

A carbon tax that would leave households better off

By Richard Holden & Rosalind Dixon  November 22, 2018

Our plan doesn’t create loopholes or incentives to get handouts from the government.

Universities need to respond more quickly to business demand

By Nick Wailes  November 19, 2018

Because the same underlying technologies are impacting all organisations, businesses of all varieties are competing for the same sets of skills

In defence of ASIC: there’s more to regulation than prosecution

By Clinton Free, Dimity Kingsford Smith & Hannah Harris  November 15, 2018

An irony of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is that it may end up having its greatest impact on an entity that isn’t a bank.

The promise and problems of including big data in official statistics

By Fleur Johns, Caroline Compton & Wayne Wobcke  November 13, 2018

If international trends are a guide, big data will comprise a growing part of ABS data collection and analysis.

Vital Signs: Why we distrust the consumer price index

By Richard Holden  November 09, 2018

​Officially, Australia's rate of inflation is the lowest it has been on a sustained basis since the 1950s - try to tell that to anyone and they will laugh at you, or worse.