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Is it nonsense to talk about a “GDP per capita recession”?

My colleague Nick Behrens from QEAS is critical of recent references to Australia’s “GDP per capita recession” by the media and the federal Opposition in his latest post A GDP per capita recession is nonsense. Recall that the December quarter … Continue reading

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Grattan 2019 Budget panel discussion I’m participating in at Qld State Library

I’m really pleased to have been invited to be one of the panelists in the Grattan Institute’s upcoming panel discussion on the 2019 federal budget on the evening of Tuesday 9 April, one week after the budget, at the Queensland … Continue reading

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My question to Chris Bowen on Treasury

Former Westpac CEO David Morgan’s interview with the Financial Review, in which he laments political interference with the Treasury, reminded me that I asked Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen a question at his McKell Institute speech on Wednesday regarding how he … Continue reading

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Housing industry round table with Treasurer Frydenberg at Parliament House on Monday 18/2/19

I felt honoured to attend a housing industry round table with federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Assistant Treasurer Zed Seselja at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 18 February 2019. Prime Minister Scott Morrison opened the round table but had … Continue reading

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YIMBY, self-fulfilling prophecies, Cairns tourism & Qld GSP growth: Comments & questions on my outlook presentations

I’ve had several interesting comments and questions regarding my economic outlook presentations last week. YIMBY – Yes in my backyard In my Brisbane Club presentation last Wednesday Qld: Hot or not? I commented on Brisbane City Council’s temporary planning instrument … Continue reading

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QEW week that was video – 3/2 to 9/2/19

Earlier today I recorded this wrap up of the past week, in which I discuss my recent economic outlook presentations (with the latest available at the QMCA website), Ken Henry’s resignation as NAB Chair, and Queensland’s state debt, among other … Continue reading

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Lessons from the GFC symposium at Griffith’s Ship Inn Function Centre on 7 March

In this final week of January ten years ago, the fifth floor of the Treasury Building in Canberra was a hive of activity. Hard-working Treasury officials, including me, were putting together the 2009 Updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook in which … Continue reading

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