Australia needs to have a national conversation about the minimum wage, starting with breaking free from the short-term thinking of the annual negotiations, according to the author of a new report from the HC Coombs Policy Forum.
Policy makers need to count carbon ‘stocks’ in the land and sea alongside current reporting of greenhouse gas emissions in order to plan long-term responses to climate change, says a leading economist.
Policymakers are developing more sophisticated approaches to science and evidence, says PAUL HARRIS.
The thorny issue of immigration was in the spotlight in the recent Future Forum broadcast.
The long-term challenges facing Australia to sustain productivity growth, and what we can learn from the US experience, are the focus of a two-day HC Coombs Policy Forum conference starting on Monday.
What does productivity actually mean? And what happens to the economy if we aren’t able to make satisfactory progress in increasing it? Those are some of the questions addressed in a new issues paper.
How do you take the complexity of an entire country’s policy landscape and turn it into a single ‘systems map’? CHRISTOPHER VAS offers some insights.
Are innovation, research and development ways to get out of economic trouble, or further into it? PAUL HARRIS writes that the answer lies in doing better innovation, instead of more of it.
The year ahead is likely to see increased debate and discussion about Australia's productivity and competitiveness, writes CHRISTOPHER VAS.