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Dealing at arms-length: sinking dubious tax havens

By · May 20th, 2014

Marco Madzzar delves into the world of the Apple Corporation and how loopholes in transfer pricing rules has led to massive and blatant tax avoidance.

The myths of university deregulation

By · May 16th, 2014

With further deregulation of higher education on the horizon, some students are crying out against ‘corporate universities’. Alice He examines whether such concerns are justified.

Taxing online shoppers: should we decrease the GST threshold?

By · May 12th, 2014

Olivia Robins explores possible avenues for increasing GST revenue.

Paying for universal healthcare

By · May 9th, 2014

Is a GP co-payment a good idea? Medical students Dan and John share their view.


Letter to the Editors: the party of euphemisms?

By · May 4th, 2014

Ryan Murphy-Moore sends in a spicy response to ESSA writer Matthew Rao’s article, The Age of Euphemisms.

The economic advantages of disabled labour inclusion

By · May 1st, 2014

Australia’s disability spending is projected to balloon. Catherine Paquette proposes a solution to make all better off—not just economically.

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.


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