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Time for the ACCC to declare victory in the ‘shopper dockets’ war

By · April 27th, 2014

Professor Stephen King explains and evaluates the ACCC’s efforts in restricting the extent of fuel discounts offered by Woolworth and Coles shopper dockets. Should ACCC go further?

The resurgence of human slavery

By · April 26th, 2014

Annie Cao explores the economic makeup of human trafficking in the sex industry in Australia.

Environmental accounts: the future for a balanced budget

By · April 25th, 2014

Brody Viney explores the natural capital that is left out of our national accounts, and the burgeoning conversation about ecological economics.

The age of euphemisms

By · April 20th, 2014

Matthew Rao dissects the political language of today and its usefulness for policymakers.


Australia’s fast fashion revolution

By · April 18th, 2014

Danny Wang explores the implications of the fast fashion craze sweeping Australia, and the rest of the globe.

Finger lickin’ good: will Australia get a taste for a sugar tax?

By · April 14th, 2014

Olivia Robins examines the viability of a sugar tax in our society today.

Huawei: a justifiable ban or a missed opportunity?

By · April 11th, 2014

Emily Vuong investigates the government’s decision to prioritise transparency in the case of Huawei and the National Broadband Network.

Closing the Gap

By · March 31st, 2014

March’s infographic looks at the employment disadvantage facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.


When the government plays with hidden taxes, we all lose

By · March 30th, 2014

“You don’t get nuthin for nuthin.” Professor Stephen King discusses the illusion and the reality of cross-subsidies, and who really bears the costs of the postal service, the gas reservation scheme and the NBN.

Self-managed super funds: a blessing or a bomb?

By · March 22nd, 2014

Yannis Goutzamanis examines the dangers of the unregulated use of self-managed super funds, and how it could undermine the entire public policy rationale behind superannuation.

The Murray Inquiry: what it may mean for Australia’s banking landscape

By · March 12th, 2014

Stephanie Gale explains the Federal Government’s inquiry into the banking system, including its terms of reference, reactions and its potential to change Australia’s banking environment as we know it.

Australia’s automotive fallout

By · February 26th, 2014

ESSA’s first infographic explores automotive manufacturing following the recent closure announcements by Toyota and Holden.


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