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Get set for another year of growth and prosperity

| Mike Nahan
Herald Sun 31st December, 2005

The past year was another great one for business and the Victorian economy and the outlook is for a repeat performance in 2006. The international...

Bad year for doom, gloom

Food & Environment | Jennifer Marohasy
The Land 29th December, 2005

The end of year is perhaps a time to reflect on what was, and offer a word of advice for next year. Global warming has been the number one issue...

It's time to replace Kyoto

Food & Environment | Mike Nahan
Herald Sun 17th December, 2005

The Kyoto Agreement controlling carbon dioxide emissions is in its death throes. It is dying under its own weight of hype, hypocrisy and flaws. The...

Maintaining some balance in power

Economics & Deregulation | Alan Moran
The Age 15th December, 2005

In most countries, energy policy has traditionally comprised two features. The first is for revenue raising. The relative insensitiveness of demand...

Five-star discrimination

Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project | Alan Moran
Australian Financial Review 15th December, 2005

Tony Arnel of Building Commission Victoria ('Real costs of five-star rating') claims that the regulations on new houses will impose costs of only...

Task Force recommendation is a recipe for killing Canberra's city centre

| Jason Briant
Canberra Times 15th December, 2005

The ACT government this week unveiled its long term plans for Civic, by accepting the majority of recommendations of the Task Force report earlier...

Facts, before Commitment, Mr Iemma

Food & Environment | Jennifer Marohasy
The Land 15th December, 2005

A couple of weeks ago, NSW Premier, Morris Iemma, announced "the biggest environmental spending package in NSW history". A highlight of the package...

Management culture is true target

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Ken Phillips
Australian Financial Review 14th December, 2005

Anyone who thinks the Work Choices legislation is aimed at deregulation of the labour market misunderstands what's happening. In fact, Work Choices...

IR reforms will hand workers' rights back to individuals

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Ken Phillips
Canberra Times 12th December, 2005

In the highly charged debate over the Federal Government's industrial relations changes, emotive images seem to dominate. We are being told that...

Costly harvest of ignorant GM campaign

Food & Environment | Jennifer Marohasy
The Australian 9th December, 2005

The organic food market is growing and according to some studies this demand is being driven by increasing consumer resistance to genetically...

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