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Western Australian GST deal

Poll 63

April Poll - panellists were asked about the GST deal with Western Australia.  The following two questions were posed: 

"Is the long-standing arrangement broadly the best method of distributing the nationally-collected GST revenue?" and "Should the 2018 changes be kept or scrapped?"

Responses (997)
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ACE 2024

The next Australian Conference of Economists will be held in Adelaide, SA.  Please hold the date: 10th - 12th July, 2024.  Visit the ACE24 dedicated website.

Transition to net zero - ape the US Inflation Reduction Act?

Poll 62

Panellists were asked "Which of the options set out below best describes the kind of approach the Australian government should take to the US Inflation Reduction Act? (Pick 1)"

Responses (50)
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Reintroduction of the Carbon Price

Poll 61

Worried economists call for a carbon price, a tax on coal exports, and ‘green tariffs’ to get Australia on the path to net zero

Responses (208)
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Unreserved - RBA's latest release of digitised archival records

The Reserve Bank has been releasing a large volume of digitised archival records to the public through our digital archive (called Unreserved). These records span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. The latest release includes records about the work and influence of Dr HC Coombs along with additional records from the Bank’s Research Department, with much of the new information covering the period from the Bank’s ‘separation’ from the original Commonwealth Bank in 1960 through to the early 1970s.

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Awards 2023

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at ACE2023, held in Brisbane.  Read on to find out who won the 2023 ESA National Awards.

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Events

WEN ACT Mentoring Program-Verity lane

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Apr 23, 2024, 5:30 pm

WEN-ACT Mentoring Program

The first in-person networking event for all registered Mentees and Mentors for the 2024 Program.

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April Event - Renewable Energy Superpower -Rod Sims

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Apr 30, 2024, 5:30 pm

Come along to our interesting April event.

ESA ACT branch is pleased to host Rod Sims AO as our next speaker. 

 

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Professional Members Networking Event - Speaker: Rebecca Cassells

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 2, 2024, 5:30 pm

Speaker: Rebecca Cassells

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) invites our Professional Members to attend a networking event.

Rebecca Cassells, Assistant Secretary, Treasury will be the guest speaker, joining us to informally chat about her current work developing models for climate change impacts within the Treasury.

As this is a special free function for Professional Members and places are limited.

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Welcome

Welcome to the ACT Economic Society of Australia.

ESA ACT is one of the larger branches of the Economic Society, boasting a membership of 300+ members across a variety of sectors including the public service, academe, private and NGOs. Anyone interested in contemporary economic issues and debates is invited to join the ACT Economic Society of Australia. No special qualifications are required for membership, simply an interest in economic issues! Student members are eligible for discounted membership rates.  

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