COVID-19 shows supporting early learning supports the economy

Following the government’s recent emergency early learning funding announcement, The Front Project CEO, Jane Hunt, and Research Manager, Dr Stacey Fox, explain how the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of early childhood education to the economy and exposed systemic problems with Australia’s policy approach. Read more…

02/04/2020 | Dr Stacey Fox and Jane Hunt | 0 Comments

COVID-19: Real-time economic data is in high demand but short supply

As policy makers scramble to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, CEDA Chief Economist, Jarrod Ball, argues that with more access to relevant data and smarter use of the data already available, we could better anticipate events and quickly assess the effectiveness of our policy responses.
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01/04/2020 | Jarrod Ball | 0 Comments

Why it is not health vs. the economy in the COVID-19 crisis

Some recent comments from business leaders and politicians have pitted the health risks of COVID-19 against the economic costs of isolation. Flinders University, Caring Futures Institute Professor of Health Economics, Julie Ratcliffe, argues that this is a false choice and that the crisis has only shown how inextricable the links between health and the economy really are. Read more…

30/03/2020 | Professor Julie Ratcliffe | 0 Comments

Integrating energy and climate change policy

When it comes to transitioning to renewables, political feasibility has shifted attention from carbon pricing to renewable energy production subsidies. However, renewable subsidies suffer from well-known issues that can limit their effectiveness. Griffith University Associate Professor, Tim Nelson; Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Senior Economist, Dr Alan Rai; and AEMC Economist Ryan Esplin; argue that policy tweaks can make renewable energy production subsidies a useful tool in Australia's aims to lower emissions.  Read more…

26/03/2020 | Dr Tim Nelson | 0 Comments

COVID-19 crisis: How temporary migrants are being left behind

CEDA Senior Economist, Gabriela D'Souza, says that the COVID-19 crisis has left thousands of temporary migrants in limbo. She argues we need a strong policy response to give certainty and security to Australia's migrant population.  Read more…

23/03/2020 | Gabriela D'Souza | 0 Comments