Business Insights

27th Mar 2017
The Process of Reform and Implications for Taxation of Petroleum Resources Today

Why 1987 Petroleum Resource Rent Tax is still relevant today

Dr Diane Kraal was given access to the private papers of Dr Craig Emerson, a ministerial economic advisor in the 1980s petroleum tax reform period provided compelling insights into the reform process that led to the petroleum resource rent tax.

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27th Mar 2017
President Donald Trump

Rising imports make the case for Trump’s border adjustment tax in Australia

Australia currently has a trade deficit, where what we import outweighs what we export. Amid the ongoing debate on the benefits of globalised trade and jobs, a Trump style border adjustment tax could be one solution.

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16th Mar 2017
Australian currency notes

Banks have diversified, but failure risk has risen - why?

New Monash Business School analysis into what drives bank risk in Australia, argues the strategy to become a "one-stop shop" has left Australian banks more exposed.

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10th Mar 2017
Charitable giving: What motivates your donation?

Charitable giving: What motivates your donation?

Do you believe some groups deserve handouts, but that others should work for it? Monash Business School researchers are looking at how and why Australians make decisions to donate their money.

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8th Mar 2017
Sri Lankan women walking with their children

Empowering East Asian women as entrepreneurs to close the gender gap

In Sri Lanka, women lead the way in micro-business entrepreneurship, armed with Australian knowledge.

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28th Feb 2017
City currency trading

Trade data shows Australia can get more out of a deal with the EU than the UK

Australia should prioritise a free-trade agreement with the European Union to capitalise on historically optimal relations, rather than with the United Kingdom, immediately after a hard Brexit. A hard Brexit would see a sudden exit of the UK from the EU and now seems more likely given UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s line on this.

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