The almost weekly major energy policy announcements by State and Commonwealth Governments in recent times brings to mind the old cliche of never letting a good (energy) crisis go to waste. Sadly, the lack of national direction and various recent uncoordinated Government policy announcements to address short term political problems could be laying the groundwork […]
In partnership with Synergies Economic Consulting, ACRI formally released the results of its rail industry survey. The survey was the first of its kind to gather feedback on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Download the survey here or from the ACRI website
The South Australian state wide power outage in September has refocussed the light on clean energy policy and the safety and security of our power system. State and Federal Governments have subsequently taken positive steps to set green goals while encouraging new investment opportunities.
At the beginning of 2016, headline figures suggested our economy was growing at a steady pace. Yet the income and wellbeing of Australians was far from rosy – we were in an income recession as deep as the one we experienced in the early 1990s recession. Almost twelve months on, the latest figures show that […]
This policy update provides a brief and general review of the most recent policies, strategies and initiatives announced in the lead up to the Federal election. A central role for Government is to set the policy framework for its constituents. This is not an easy task, especially if we take into account the constrained timelines […]
Official figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that we are finally beginning to recover from the downturn following the end of the mining investment boom. GDP in the June quarter…
In June 2016 a number of regulatory pricing reviews in the water sector were finalised. This includes: • Hunter Water, Sydney Water and Water NSW (IPART) • Melbourne Water and Goulburn Murray Water (ESC) • SA Water (ESCOSA). Just prior to these determinations the ESC released a Position Paper on A New Model for Pricing […]
In this article, as follow up on our last article wherein we defended the art of economic modelling, we’ve put together five simple tips that can help you to become a more informed reader of economic modelling.
Figures released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that real net national disposable income (NNDI) fell by 1.1% over the year. In per capita terms this equates to a whopping 2.4% decline in per capita incomes for every man, woman and child across the country.
What will Queensland’s population be in 2030? How many people will live in the regions and how many will live in cities? Will we be using more public transport or less? Will we be using driverless cars? What will be the latest in medical technology and how will it be delivered?