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    Ritchie Chair in Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne

  1. 9 May 2019 - Inside Business

    What you need to know about the major parties’ policies on personal income tax

    Australia's election may be fought over income tax cuts; a University of Melbourne expert looks at difference between the Coalition and Labor's taxation plan.

  2. 26 March 2019 - Inside Business

    Budgeting for drought

    A University of Melbourne expert says the government's budget response to the needs of farmers in drought must be well planned and continuing rather than ad hoc

  3. Live ended10 May 2017 - Business & Economics

    #Budget2017: Fairness, security and opportunity?

    The latest analysis from University of Melbourne experts of the Australian Government's 2017 Budget, including housing affordability, energy policy and taxes.

  4. 18 November 2016 - Inside Business

    President Trump: What it means for the world’s economies

    Donald Trump's economic policies could have huge impact on the world – but exactly what that impact will be remains unclear, says University of Melbourne expert

  5. 1 April 2016 - Inside Business

    Cutting Australia’s states free

    Fixing Australia's Federation is about more than any tinkering with income tax, it needs a hard cap on Commonwealth handouts and policy freedom for the States.

  6. Podcast31 March 2016 - The Policy Shop

    Governing the ungovernable?

    Australia's housing market is the focus as Professor Glyn Davis is joined by Dr Judy Yates and Professor John Freebairn in the Policy Shop podcast.

  7. 1 December 2015 - Inside Business

    Tax reform: Why and how?

    With tax reform on the horizon, University of Melbourne economist Professor John Freebairn outlines three reform packages to improve national productivity.

  8. 23 September 2015 - Public Affairs

    Five ways to make state taxes fair and more efficient

    Five reforms could make all the difference in simplifying the tax we pay and putting us on a path to prosperity.