The Australian Economy
Australia hasn’t had a recession – in the widely used sense of two or more consecutive quarters of negative real GDP growth – since 1991. Since then, Australia’s ranking among nations in terms of per capita GDP has risen from 22nd to, in the last four years, either 12th or 13th, behind only the United States, Norway, Switzerland and a number of other smaller states which are predominantly either oil producers or financial centres. Australia’s economic performance reflects a combination of luck and management – the relative importance and quality of which have varied significantly from time to time. Monitoring the performance of and analysing the prospects for the Australian economy has been the major part of my ‘day job’ since I completed my university degree in 1979.
The Economic Impact of Not-for-ProfitsTasmania, The Australian Economy | 17th May 2018
Presentation to a business breakfast hosted by the Salvation Army in Hobart on 17th May 2018 to launch their annual Red Shield Appeal. At the request of the organizers this also includes some material on the Tasmanian economy ahead of next month’s state budget.
The 2018-19 Australian Government Budget – an AssessmentEconomic Policies, The Australian Economy | 11th May 2018
Presentation to a breakfast hosted by the ACT Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, Canberra, 11th May 2018
What South Australia needs to doPublications, The Australian Economy | 7th March 2018
Saul Eslake | Adelaide Advertiser | 7th March 2018 Article published in the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper on 7th March 2018 (ten days before South Australia’s state election on 17th March), looking at South Australia’s economy through the same prism that I use for Tasmania’s.
Outlook for the Australian Economy against a Global Economic BackdropThe Australian Economy | 29th November 2017
Presentation to the ACTE-CAPA (Association of Corporate Travel Executives – Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation) Conference, Sydney, 29th November 2017
The Australian economy, interest rates and household debtThe Australian Economy | 20th September 2017
Presentation to a forum hosted by Kessler Financial Services Australia in Melbourne on 20th September 2017
Economic Trends and Opportunities for Australian AgricultureCommodities, The Australian Economy | 12th September 2017
Presentation to a Farm Business Update hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation in Adelaide, 12th September 2017