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Guest Expert

Apart from our regular team of experts, we frequently publish commentary from guest contributors who are authorities in their field.

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Business investment is weak, but an unfunded company tax cut won’t fix it

The current subdued level of non-mining business investment may be the “new normal”, writes… Jim Minifie, Grattan Institute Eight years after the global financial crisis (GFC), economic growth remains weak in many rich nations.  Australia has been an exception to the malaise, but growth has slowed as the mining boom winds down. Business investment is…


Cutting Sunday penalty rates will hurt young people the most

The Fair Work Commission’s latest decision to cut certain Sunday and public holiday penalty rates continues a tradition of undervaluing young workers, writes… Shirley Jackson, University of Melbourne The Fair Work Commission decided to cut Sunday and some public holiday rates of pay across the hospitality, retail, pharmacy and fast food industries for full time,…

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The Chinese economy stabilises and iron ore surges – where to now and what it means for investors

While China’s economy stabilizes – the question remains what does this mean for investors? In an Oliver’s Insight, Dr. Shane Oliver, chief economist of AMP Capital, looks at the key risks regarding China relate to policy tightening, the property cycle, rapid debt growth and a trade war with the US. Here’s what he had to say: A year…