Economy further challenged by 2017 Budget

Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
The Treasurer falls short of what Australia needs to sustain growth in the long-term. Moreover, in spite of a somewhat popular view that this was a “labour budget”, the artificial distinction between good and bad debt and several of the provisions around social welfare provide fertile grounds for Australia’s hidden disease, inequality, to blossom. Overview […]

The Australian economy: union influence over thirty years

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Leading industrial relations scholar, Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury of the University of Sydney, shared findings from his co-authored paper (with forthcoming WOW guest, Dr Chris F. Wright), during April, taking a look at the impact of one Liberal- and two Labor-led governments on Australia’s economy over a 30 year period. Prompted by previous symposium themes […]