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We must do something about jobs for young people in a world of automation

Young Australian jobseekers are facing a difficult future due to the loss of many traditional entry-level positions to automation, a solution may lie in bold policy ideas, writes… Shirley Jackson, University of Melbourne As technology advances and changes our economy, young jobseekers will bear the brunt of changes in the labour market.  With the increasing…


What is rumbling Australia’s economy ahead of MYEFO

A lot has changed in the global economy since the Federal Budget 2016, writes… Remy Davison, Monash University The Turnbull government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) takes place in a dramatically different environment from 2015-16.  The dual shocks of Brexit, and the promulgation of a protectionist Trump administration in 2017, present major challenges to…


Governments and central banks should stop trying to stimulate the economy

In the battle against slow economic growth, perhaps the government and Reserve Bank should try doing nothing and let the economy restore itself, writes… Ross Guest, Griffith University It is surely time for governments around the world, including Australia’s, to remember the first law of holes: if you’re in one, stop digging. Governments have been…

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