Tough love: 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.
Boom town busts affordability
Australia’s long boom in property prices has run into an affordability crisis and raised urgent policy questions in what is an election year.
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.
Watch the video: The verdict on ESOC 2015
Watch the video: The key takeouts for three University of Melbourne academics from the Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2015.
Prof Jensen: Why it is important for Australia’s policymakers and leading academics to discuss the future of the nation’s economic and social agendas together
ESOC 2015: Replay our blog
Live updates from the 2015 Economic and Social Outlook Conference
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.