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Interview on Buy Qld with Dave Pellowe

The State Government’s new Buy Queensland policy giving local firms extra weighting in procurement processes came into effect yesterday. I recorded an interview over Skype on the policy yesterday afternoon with Dave Pellowe for his new Youtube channel Pellowe Talk: … Continue reading

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Comments to Radio NZ on Buy Qld policy

I had a nice chat with Radio New Zealand yesterday afternoon regarding the State Government’s new Buy Queensland policy, which I have previously criticised as protectionist and parochial and not in our State’s best interests. The policy comes into effect … Continue reading

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NZ not only beating us in Rugby, but in economic and demographic games, too

A recent article at the Conversation is titled New Zealand is letting economics rule its environmental policies, which I suppose is meant to shock most Conversation readers. Reading the article it appears to me that NZ mostly appears to have … Continue reading

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Brisbane ABC radio interview on raising the GST

I had a good chat this morning with Terri Begley on 612 ABC Brisbane regarding proposals to raise more revenue from the GST: What raising the GST actually means I noted that raising the GST and cutting more inefficient taxes … Continue reading

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Great RBA speech highlighting new labour market flexibility and links with NZ labour market

The Queensland Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, of which I’m the Secretary, was delighted yesterday to host a speech by the Assistant Governor (Economic) of the Reserve Bank of Australia Christopher Kent on Adjustments in the Labour Market. … Continue reading

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CIS still seeking students & recent graduates for Liberty & Society weekends

The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) is still seeking students and recent graduates to participate in either of its upcoming Liberty & Society weekends, with one in Sydney over 8-10 May and the other in Perth over 17-19 July. These … Continue reading

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Removing second-hand car import restrictions could significantly lower car prices

I was happy to learn from a former Canberra colleague yesterday that I’m cited in the Productivity Commission’s January 2014 Position Paper on the car industry, regarding the benefits that would come from removing the restriction on second-hand car imports. … Continue reading

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