Senior Lecturer, Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society, University of Canberra
I have a PhD in political science and Masters degrees in Economics and Applied Finance. I have headed the economics division at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and been a senior economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank for International Settlements and Australian Treasury and secretary to the Senate Economics Committee.
No, the budget does not make further interest rate rises more likely
May 11, 2023 15:50 pm UTC| Economy
Inflation, as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said, is a tax on the poor. The great budget challenge for him and Treasurer Jim Chalmers has been to deliver help to Australians struggling with cost-of-living...
Inflation still the 'defining challenge' as Australia's economic activity slows
Mar 04, 2023 12:21 pm UTC| Economy
Australia has recovered better than most from the COVID pandemic. As measured by gross domestic product (GDP), the economy is now 7% larger than it was before the pandemic. Over 2022, the economy expanded by 2.7% more...
Imagine if each of us could direct where our taxes were spent. Meet TaxTrack
Oct 24, 2022 17:26 pm UTC| Economy
Ahead of this weeks budget, Treasurer Jim Chalmers says he wants Australians to prepare for a serious conversation about how to pay for the services we need. Weve developed a proposal to make that conversation more...
Cryptocurrencies are great for gambling – but lousy at liberating our money from big central banks
Jul 04, 2022 16:27 pm UTC| Digital Currency
The dream that decentralised finance or DeFi can free the monetary system from the clutches of governments and banks has helped launch 20,000 cryptocurrencies. But with 2022 proving to be more of a crypto-nightmare ...
What will the fuel excise cut save you? Not as much as the Treasurer says
Apr 05, 2022 11:52 am UTC| Economy
As an appeal to middle Australia, to the voters politicians routinely describe as working families or battlers, the Morrison governments centrepiece budget move to halve the fuel excise for six months has obvious...
How to camouflage $150 billion in government spending? Call it 'tax expenditure'
Feb 08, 2022 03:38 am UTC| Economy
This financial year the Australian government plans to spend at least A$150 billion on so-called tax expenditures tax concessions or exemptions applying to particular activities or classes of taxpayer. And thats just...
What is Bitcoin's fundamental value?
Nov 13, 2021 07:44 am UTC| Digital Currency Investing
As it hits new highs, there is no shortage of bold predictions about Bitcoin reaching US$100,000 or more. Often these are based on not much more than extrapolations by people with vested interests: the price has gone up...
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