Mining Boom Impacts And Prospects - Grattan Institute July 2013

Mining Boom Impacts And Prospects – Grattan Institute July 2013

The biggest mining boom in Australian history since the gold rush of the 1850s is about to change shape. The investment phase of the boom, which has seen $400 billion invested in the last decade, is tapering off. The elevated prices paid for Australian mineral exports since 2003 are falling, and with them, the huge […]

At What Cost - IT Pricing in Australia - House of Representatives Report July 2013

At What Cost – IT Pricing in Australia – House of Representatives Report July 2013

IT products are at the heart of our financial and logistics systems, and support critical infrastructure, health, education and welfare systems. IT products are critical to research and innovation, economic competitiveness and Australia’s future social and economic prosperity. The internet has transformed the Australian economy over the past 20 years, and is poised to play […]

Australian Bureau Statistics – Year Book Australia – ABS 2012

Year Book Australia is the principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the Australian economy, society and environment. In addition, it contains information on Australia’s geography and climate, system of government, government services, international relations and defence. The first Official Year Book of the […]

Creating Jobs Through NBN-enabled Telework – DBCDE Colmar Deloitte 2012

This report investigates the degree to which participation in the labour force may increase with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the increased telework opportunities it will provide. This study involved qualitative and quantitative research, leading to economic modelling to estimate the impacts of NBN-enabled telework on labour force participation, employment and […]

Australian Startup Ecosystem Deloitte Silicon Beach Nov 2012

Silicon Beach – Australian Startup Ecosystem – Deloitte Nov 2012

This first Australian Startup Ecosystem Report ‘Silicon Beach’ is a vital contribution to further the awareness of why technology entrepreneurship is important to Australia and where it has room for improvement. It provides much needed perspective as technology entrepreneurship is evolving to become a new fundamental to the Australian economy. The public interest will be […]

Australian Payments Annual Report – APCA Sept 2012

Australian payments system is financial plumbing for the Australian economy. It  comprises the payments instruments, organisations, technology and connecting networks that are used to make non-cash payments. APCA has a pivotal coordinating role in the payments system. Its various clearing and infrastructure systems provide rules and decision-making frameworks necessary for the efficient movement of funds […]

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia PMs Taskforce - August 2012

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia PMs Taskforce – August 2012

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia is a report of the non-government members of the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing comprising business and union leaders. The leaders have benefitted from the advice of CSIRO, a number of academics, the expertise and support of a Secretariat drawn from a number of Commonwealth Departments and agencies and […]

Latest International Country Benchmark Austrade Dec 2011

Latest International Country Benchmark – Austrade Dec 2011

The Australian economy continues to perform solidly, building on 20 years of uninterrupted growth and Australia has ranked the second most resilient economy in the world for two years running. Unemployment is around 5 per cent, half that of many developed northern hemisphere countries. Inflation is contained and Australian Government net debt, at around 8 […]

Impact of Emerging Asia on Australia's Economy - IMF November 2010

Impact of Emerging Asia on Australia’s Economy – IMF November 2010

Rapid growth in emerging Asia over the last decade has had a significant impact on the world economy. With that growth skewed toward the export sector, the import of competitively priced goods from emerging Asia has helped inflation in tradable goods prices low. On the other hand, the increase in demand for raw materials associated […]

Reserve Bank 25 years of growth

Reserve Bank 25 Years of Economic Growth – September 2010

The Australian economy has started what will be its twentieth year of economic growth. This has been a remarkable performance – one that is unprecedented both in Australia’s economic history and among other developed economies over this period. It raises a number of interesting questions: why was Australia able to record such a good performance; […]