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What's happening to the Murray River

FACTS | Jennifer Marohasy

The Murray River is Australia's longest river, and together with its tributary, the Darling River, drains an area known as the Murray Darling Basin. The region has historically received only 6 per cent of Australia's annual rainfall but produced...

The politics of wheat

FACTS | Louise Staley and Tim Wilson

For purely domestic political reasons, the government takes a strongly protectionist approach to the Australian wheat industry by limiting who can export wheat in bulk, the main form for transport of grain in the international grain trade.

Who prices petrol? Why petrol costs are not a corporate conspiracy

FACTS | Tim Wilson

No retail product draws as much scrutiny as petrol. Petrol operates in a dynamic marketplace based on supply, demand and competition. Yet every time there is a shift in petrol prices consumers, politicians and regulators cry foul. The irony is...

The Failure of Aid and the Promise of Trade

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Aid and trade are not mutually exclusive and both have a role to play in the fight against poverty. In developing future aid policy, it is imperative that policy-makers learn from previous failures. Likewise, the promise of trade can only be...

Greed WAS good: Australia since the 1980s

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In 2006, with a renewed national focus on improvements to Australia’s tax and industrial relations systems, it is worthwhile revisiting the last great period of reform...

Agriculture Isn't Bad: A guide to food, its production and the environment

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Creative Destruction: How technology and innovation change the way we work and live for the better

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