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Future fears for child poverty

Australian policies have been praised for an increase in child well-being since the 2008 economic crisis, but recent changes and future trends are a cause of concern, according to an ANU College of Asia and the Pacific expert.

Roberto Azevedo

Trading for the region

Australia’s role as a major regional player will be demonstrated at the G-20 summit, says World Trade Organization director-general ROBERTO AZEVEDO. As head of the world’s only international body dealing with rules of trade between nations, Roberto Azevedo plays a key role in the development of links in the Asia-Pacific region. At the end of […]

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Female economics still waiting to be counted

Women make a much greater contribution to the economy than many think. As mammals, they make milk. In Australia, women’s annual production of human milk has been valued at $4 billion. In the latest edition of ANU Reporter, DR JULIE SMITH takes a look at the mounting case to include human milk production in Gross […]

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The fine balancing act of global food security

As the global population continues to rise, the challenges of giving people access to healthy and nutritious food grow by the day. Food security is an essential part of the future of the human population. To meet demand, food production will need to double by 2050. ANU PhD candidate JOHN RIVERS, Research Fellow DR NORMAN […]

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Trade leak highlights tensions among Pacific nations

The latest leak over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) highlights ongoing tensions between the 12 nations trying to negotiate the trade pact, says Australian National University trade law expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.

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Why handing NBN oversight to a new regulator is a recipe for failure

Both the Harper competition policy review, and the more recent Vertigan NBN market and regulatory review share a determination to see the regulatory role of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) cut back.

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Falling Aussie dollar to weigh on interest rates decision

After lingering around the US93 cents mark for several months, the Aussie dollar recently depreciated by approximately US5 cents, while other domestic and international economic data continues to be mixed. This fall should help stimulate and rebalance the domestic economy, but to what extent is uncertain.

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Case for a rate hike is building – Shadow RBA

The Australian National University RBA Shadow Board says the central bank should leave interest rates unchanged in August, although case is building for higher interest rates in Australia.

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Australia’s ageing population poses budget risks

A new report from the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research highlights the pressures on Australia’s economy from an ageing population.

Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull at the 2014 China Update. Photo by David Paterson, ANU.

2014 China Update a success

Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull joined many of the world’s leading experts on China at the Australian National University (ANU) 2014 China Update.

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