SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

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I’m an independent economist, speaker, company director
and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania’

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Economist Saul Eslake looks ahead to the budget

Economic Policies, News | 26th April 2018

Kumi Taguchi | ABC-TV’s 7:30 | 26th April 2018 Saul discusses the Government’s decision to dump its proposed increase in the Medicare Levy (to fund additional spending on the National Disability Insurance Scheme) and provide for income tax cuts in the forthcoming 2018-19 federal Budget With the Government announcing its plan to scrap a proposed […]


Learning to make the most of life

Education, News, Publications | 17th April 2018

Saul Eslake | Chatter Matters | 17th April 2018 Op-ed article written for Chatter Matters, a public dialogue about communication, literacy,enablement, collaboration, and relational trust, curated by Rosalie Martin. This article was published in the Hobart Mercury newspaper on 17 th April 2018.


The Grants Commission’s latest report on GST revenue sharing

News, Tasmania | 9th April 2018

Brian Carlton | Tasmania Talks | 9th April 2018 Saul talks with Brian Carlton, host of ‘Tasmania Talks’ on Northern Tasmania’s LA-FM, about the Commonwealth Grants Commission’s latest report on the distribution of revenue from the goods and services tax (GST) among Australia’s States and Territories, and the forthcoming report from the Productivity Commission on […]


Labor’s policy on cash refunds for franking credits

News, Taxation | 14th March 2018

Katharine Murphy | Guardian Australia | 14th March, 2018 In mid-March 2018 the Australian Labor Party foreshadowed that, if it formed government after the next election (due in 2019) it would no longer allow ‘franking credits’ (credits which shareholders in Australian companies receive for the tax paid by companies in which they own shares, which […]


Housing Policy

Housing, News | 26th January 2018

The Strife | 25th January 2018 Podcast of an interview discussing Australian Housing Policy since the 1950s.


Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on the GST revenue distribution formula

Australian Society and Politics, News | 10th October 2017

Brian Carlton | Tasmania Talks | 10th October 2017 Interview with Northern Tasmania commercial radio’s Brian Carlton on the Productivity Commission’s draft report into the distribution of revenue from the GST among Australia’s State and Territory Governments (otherwise known as ‘horizontal fiscal equalization’), 10th October 2017 A productivity commission report has recommended that changes be […]


Leading economist Saul Eslake strikes gold with his adopted family

News, Profile | 26th September 2017

Anne Mather | Hobart Mercury | 26th September 2017 Saul Eslake, with his wife Linda Arenella and two children Caroline Eslake, 15, and Jonathan Eslake, 10,says rhetoric about “gold standard” families can be offensive. Picture: Richard Jupe HE may be best known as a numbers man, but Saul Eslake has some ideas about family too. […]


What would happen if there were to be a housing ‘bust’?

Housing, News | 6th June 2017

Jessica Haynes | ABC News | 6th June 2017 I’m not forecasting a ‘housing bust’, but in this interview with Jessica Haynes of ABC Online, published on 6th June 2017, I look at what might happen if there were to be one.


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“You are one of the best at what you do in the world”
Gail Fosler, Chief Economist, The Conference Board, New York, December 2002

“I have never known an economist to have such a knowledge of world economic facts and to be able to bring to bear so much information in answering a question without notice”
Charles Goode, Chairman, ANZ Bank, July 2009

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