A cursory glance says Western Australia’s (WA’s) economy is doing okay. Real Gross State Product (GSP) is growing at a healthy pace, inflation is low and unemployment is a little high but a long way from the levels seen in the early 90s. But there is another story that doesn’t show up in those headline […]
The tax reform discussion has already started to narrow in on specific changes, such as increasing the GST, closing superannuation loopholes, and fixing negative gearing. However, beginning the reform conversation with critiques of individual taxes and suggestions for piecemeal fixes leaves us condemned to repeat the mistakes of past reform attempts.
The benefits of sporting and cultural events are typically discussed in terms of their impacts on gross domestic product, employment or tourism. Is this the best way to evaluate their success? And if not, how should we?