GST increase on the cards?
Governments will rely on taxation to repair the fiscal damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that will likely mean a GST rise, even if there are better, but politically unpalatable, alternatives.
A poke in the eye
Pokies clubs and other gambling operators have had their charitable contributions exposed by new research.
Regulatory failure in gambling runs deep, and is a major political problem.
All sorts of sweeteners
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and PM Scott Morrison pack the 2019 Federal Budget full of goodies as they push towards an election.
A communication change for the better
Governments around the world are turning to behavioural science to find better ways to persuade people to act.
Crisis ended? Don't speak too soon
Greece Prime Minister Alex Tsipras has declared that the country is back on its feet, but the numbers indicate its problems are far from over.
Dragging the chain on SDGs progress
A new report reveals Australia is lagging behind most wealthy nations in working towards the globally agreed goals.
GST double-dip risk
The complexity of GST reforms might jeopardise the necessary cooperation of overseas businesses, and place consumers at risk of being wrongly charged.
Can the budget revive the Coalition?
This time the pressure is particularly intense, given that the Turnbull government has trailed Labor in the past 31 Newspolls.
Treasurer shows us the money
Scott Morrison's 2018 federal budget is aimed at winning back middle Australia, with 10 million workers set to receive tax refunds worth up to $530.
Pokies ban would help Tasmania's gamblers
Disadvantage predicts the extent of poker machine losses far more in the Apple Isle than in other Australian states and territories.
Retailers brace for Amazon shop shock
The online shopping giant's arrival in Australia is seen by many as the greatest retail disruption to happen in years.
Why is Western Australia fighting with miners over gold royalties?
Gold miners are fighting back against the Western Australian government’s plan to hike gold royalties by 50 per cent.
Senior Lecturer, Law Resources
Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University
Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Senior Lecturer, School of Languages, Cultures, Literatures and Linguistics
Chair, Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) and ClimateWorks Australia, Monash University
Research Program Manager, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Senior lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Professor of Marketing, Monash Business School