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Investors and speculators aren't disrupting the water markets

Water markets are essential for many farmers to keep their crops alive.Shutterstock.comFor over a decade, Australian state and federal governments have used water markets to manage water resources. Al...

Vital Signs: the data that won't help the government on housing supply

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of ...

Australia's Google Tax may be the second in the world but it's too early to tell if it's the 'toughest'

It may be a little too early to tell if certain aspects of the so-called Google Tax will be tough in practise.www.shutterstock.comWhen introducing the draft legislation for the Diverted Profits or so-...

It's good the government will report GDP per capita, but it shouldn't stop there

David Leyonhjelm negotiated for the numbers in the budget to be reported in per capita terms.AAP/Mick TsikasThe government’s horse trading over legislation with the senate will have a profound e...

Italy votes on constitutional reform but it may not be enough to save the economy

On December 4, Italy will vote on constitutional reform designed by the incumbent government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. It aims to change the way government power is organised to make it easier t...