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A short-run forecasting model for the Australian economy. /

by Dixon, Peter | McDonald, Daina | Horridge, Mark.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 1989Description: 78 p. Includes bibliographical references.Notes: Cover titleAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Adapting to climate change : thresholds, values, governance /

by Adger, W. Neil (Ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge Univ. Press 2009Description: xv, 514 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.Summary: Adapting to climate change is a critical problem facing humanity. This involves reconsidering our lifestyles, and is linked to our actions as individuals, societies and governments. This book presents top science and social science research on whether the world can adapt to climate change. Written by experts, both academics and practitioners, it examines the risks to ecosystems, demonstrating how values, culture and the constraining forces of governance act as barriers to action. As a review of science and a holistic assessment of adaptation options, it is essential reading for those concerned with responses to climate change, especially researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and graduate students. Significant features include historical, contemporary, and future insights into adaptation to climate change; coverage of adaptation issues from different perspectives: climate science, hydrology, engineering, ecology, economics, human geography, anthropology and political science; and contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from around the world.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

All change or plus a change ? The global financial crisis and four key drivers of the world economy. /

by Thirlwell, Mark.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Lowy Institute for International Policy 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=977' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:32:09 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "It's now common to hear the claim that the global financial crisis will fundamentally change the world economy. In a new paper in the Lowy Institute's Perspectives series, Mark Thirlwell asks whether the changing facts about the world economy - plummeting growth, soaring risk aversion, collapsing commodity prices, and a massive expansion in the role of government are so significant that we have to change our minds about the fundamental ways in which the world now works." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An overview of the economic impact of Indigenous disadvantage /

by Access Economics.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. Access Economics 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report assesses the economic benefits of alleviating Indigenous disadvantage including firstly the impact on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and living standards in Australia and secondly the impact on the structure of government budgets. The aim is to provide a what if style scenario analysis to depict a hypothetical Australia where Indigenous Australians face the same opportunities and experiences as all Australians. The focus is on what could be . The complex policy and program mechanics of how to achieve a real reduction in the disadvantages faced by Indigenous Australians are not addressed." -- Executive summary.Availability: (1)

Assessing the effects of using a share of carbon price revenues for targeted tax reform : a report to the Garnaut Review 2011 update /

by Hatfield-Dodds, Steve | CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography pp. 27-28Summary: This paper was commissioned by the Garnaut Review Update 2011 to analyse the extent to which using some portion of the carbon revenues raised could boost employment and economic activity (relative to other options for the use of carbon price revenues) through addressing existing high effective marginal tax rates and related disincentives. The paper draws on analysis undertaken in 2007, before the development of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, and applies these insights to key results from the Australian Government modelling (2008) undertaken by Treasury.Availability: (1)

Australia's future tax system : consultation paper /

by Australia. The Treasury. Tax Design Review Panel.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 2008Description: PDF.Summary: "In August 2008, the Tax Design Review Panel invited submissions to the review, guided by four broad consultation questions: What major challenges facing Australia need to be addressed through the tax-transfer system? What features should the system have in order to respond to these challenges? What are the problems with the current system? What reforms do we need to address these problems? The Panel has received around 500 formal submissions from a wide cross-section of the community and a further 260 pieces of correspondence. In this paper, the Panel outlines the feedback to its consultation questions and provides information intended to help evaluate the views expressed. The Panel then asks a series of further questions intended to guide its forthcoming consultations and its thinking about the fundamental design features that Australia s future tax system might embody. These questions are deliberately open and are provided for general guidance only." -- APO webisteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Behind the switch : pricing Ontario electricity options /

by Weis, Tim | Pembina Institute | Partington, P.J.

Publisher: Drayton Valley, Alberta Pembina Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011 Bibliography : p. 51-56 Appendices pp. 45-50Summary: This report examines how scaling back Ontario's plans to develop renewable energy would affect electricity prices, using an integrated energy system simulator to compare two main scenarios. The first scenario is based on Ontario's current Long-Term Energy Plan, in which a large part of new electricity generation comes from additional renewable capacity supported under the Green Energy Act; the second scenario tests the effect of eliminating the Act and largely expanding natural gas in place of future renewable resources. Behind the switch: pricing Ontario electricity options finds that Ontario consumers would see virtually no relief from high electricity prices if the province cancelled its support for renewable energy under the Green Energy Act. In fact, the study indicates that investing in renewable energy today is likely to save Ontario ratepayers money within the next 15 years, as natural gas becomes more expensive and as the cost of renewable energy technology continues to decrease.Availability: (1)

Bringing home the green recovery : a users guide /

by Fox, Radhika | Walsh, Jason | Fremstad, Shawn.

Publisher: Oakland, CA. Green for all 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Can consumer sentiment and its components forecast Australian GDP and consumption ? /

by Chua, Chew Lian | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Tsiaplias, Sarantis.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Child and working-age poverty from 2010 to 2020 /

by Brewer, Mike | Institute for Fiscal Studies | Browne, James | Joyce, Robert.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Fiscal Studies 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography pp. 59-61 Appendices pp. 33-58Summary: This Commentary presents forecasts of relative and absolute income poverty in the UK among children and working-age adults for each year between 2010-11 and 2015-16, and for 2020-21, using a static microsimulation model augmented with forecasts of key economic and demographic characteristics. It updates and extends previous JRF funded work by Mike Brewer and Robert Joyce, which forecast poverty through to 2013-14, and builds on previous ESRC-funded work by Mike Brewer, James Browne and Wenchao Jin, which simulated the impact of Universal Credit on household incomes.Availability: (1)

Comparing welfare states and their futures. /

by Oyen, Else (ed.).

Publisher: Aldershot Gower 1986Description: 246p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dog days : Australia after the boom /

by Garnaut, Ross.

Publisher: Black Inc. 2013Other title: Australia after the boom : dog days.Notes: "Redbacks books with bite : short books on big issues by leading Australian writers and thinkers"--Page 4 of cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages [278]-293)Summary: A blueprint for the nation after the boom. ; Australians have just lived through a period of exceptional prosperity, but, says influential economist Ross Garnaut, the Dog Days are on their way. Are we ready for the challenges ahead? ; In Dog Days, Garnaut explains how we got here, what we can expect next and the tough choices we need to make to survive the new economic conditions. Are we clever enough ? and our leaders courageous enough ? to change what needs to be changed and preserve a fair and prosperous Australia? ; This is a book about the future by a leading adviser to government and business, someone with a proven record of seeing where the nation is going. Both forecast and analysis, it heralds a new era for Australia after the boom.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Forecasting Australian macroeconomic variables using a large dataset ? /

by Tsiaplias, Sarantis | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Chua, Chew Lian.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Impacts of changes to the design of the expanded renewable energy target : report to Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency /

by Gerardi, Walter | McLennan Magasanik Associates.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. McLennan Magasanik Associates 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010Summary: The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has engaged McLennan Magasanik Associates to conduct economic and electricity market modelling of the changes to the expanded Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme announced on 26 February 2010 (known as the enhanced RET). The changes involve splitting the RET into a Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).Availability: (1)

Living on thin air : the new economy. /

by Leadbeater, Charles.

Publisher: London, U.K. Penguin Books 2000Description: xiv, 264 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-263)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Low carbon energy : a roadmap /

by Flavin, Christopher.

Publisher: Washington, DC Worldwatch Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

National Housing Supply Council 2nd State of supply report 2010 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community ervices and Indigenous Affairs. National Housing Supply Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010Summary: While housing affordability for first home buyers and private renters declined over the decade to 2008, the global financial crisis and lowering of interest rates have subsequently meant short-term improvements in affordability for mortgagees. In 2007-08, there were over 300,000 lower income home buyers paying more than 30 per cent of their gross income in mortgage repayments (a common definition of 'housing stress'). Around 160,000 of these households were paying more than half of their income in repayments. Many of these mortgagees would have experienced a lowering of repayments during and after the global financial crisis because of lower interest rates. Renters, however, have not benefited directly from the lowering of interest rates. In 2007-08, some 445,000 lower income households renting privately were in 'housing stress'; around 170,000 paid more than half their gross household income in rent. These affordability outcomes are the direct result of the ways in which housing supply shortages play out in the market. In 2007-08, there were 814,000 lower income private renters for whom the rents charged for some or all of 1.4 million private rental dwellings were nominally affordable. However, over three-quarters of these rental dwellings were in fact occupied by households in higher income groups, leaving a shortfall of almost 500,000 dwellings that were both affordable and available for those in the bottom 40 per cent of the income distribution. The strong demand for housing resulting from population growth, coupled with falls in residential construction in many submarkets, is also likely to lead to tighter rental markets across the country.Availability: (1)

National Housing Supply Council State of supply report 2008 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community ervices and Indigenous Affairs. National Housing Supply Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The National Housing Supply Council's first State of Supply Report focuses on: projections of underlying demand and of land and housing supply over 20 years from 2008 to 2028 the gap between housing demand and supply and implications for submarkets, with particular attention on affordability issues for lower income households a number of current influences on supply and demand, as well as the need for research to better understand how these impact on the housing market discussion of data collection and methodology, including the need for more sophisticated modelling, and the need to improve data collection and analysis, particularly on land supply for residential development. The Council's information gathering and consultation with the housing industry and State, Territory and local governments took place from mid-2008. This was a period of fundamental change in the economic environment, from a period of high interest rates and sustained high levels of economic growth to the sudden and major disruption of the global financial crisis. The Council has endeavoured to factor some of the possible effects of the global financial crisis into our projections of housing demand and supply.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

OECD Economic Surveys : Australia /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 1972 -Description: Various volumes.Online Access: Website Notes: Annual series publication 1999-2000 ; 2000-2001 ; 2003-2004 ; 2004 ; 2006 ; 2008 ; 2010 ; 2012 ; 2014 ; 2017 ; 2018 ; 2021 Publications also available to read online. Summary: OECD’s periodic surveys of the Australian economy. Each edition surveys the major challenges faced by the country, evaluates the short-term outlook, and makes specific policy recommendations. Special chapters take a more detailed look at specific challenges. Extensive statistical information is included in charts and graphs. [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (10).

Preparing for a better future : progressing comprehensive tax reform in Australia : submission to the 2011 Tax Forum /

by Business Council of Australia.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. Deloitte Access Economics 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011Summary: This submission seeks to address the fundamental role of the tax system, which is to raise sufficient revenue to pay for the services properly expected from government. A good tax system must also be designed in a way that provides incentives for savings and investment and drives productivity and competitiveness in the economy.Availability: (1)

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