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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.

Filed under: Economics, Op-Eds

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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.

Professor Shirley Leitch, new Dean of CBE.

New Dean for ANU College of Business and Economics

The Australian National University has appointed Professor Shirley Leitch as Dean of the ANU College of Business and Economics.

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ANU appoints new Public Policy Fellows

Seven new Public Policy Fellows, including two of the country’s top senior public servants, have been appointed to the nation’s most influential policy forum.

Vice-Chancellor Ian Young (c), with Liberal Senator Zed Seselja (l) and UC Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker (r)

VC joins student debate on education reforms

Vice-Chancellor Ian Young has taken part in a student debate on university deregulation.

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RBA should leave rates unchanged in June: Shadow RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia should leave interest rates unchanged in June despite uncertainty over the economic outlook, the Australian National University’s RBA Shadow Board has found.

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