Author Archives: Percy Allan

Percy Allan

About Percy Allan

Percy Allan is a public policy economist and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology, Sydney.

China-Australia trade conflict is not all China’s doing

For the past nine months China has blocked some Australian exports, including coal, cotton, lobsters and timber, while also levying anti-dumping duties on Australian wine and barley. Post Covid, it will be hard for Australia to grow quickly without China’s market, … Continue reading

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Latest Findings on how well our Governments make Policy

For the third year running, independent research undertaken by two philosophically opposed Right and Left think tanks finds that basic standards of evidence and consultation-based policy making are only loosely followed by Australian federal and state governments. Nevertheless, there was … Continue reading

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Review: TOAST – the new Australian primer on climate change

Toast describes the huge threat climate change poses to the world and to Australia in particular. It explains why this is so difficult to perceive. It sets out evidence that the climate scientists, not the denialists, are right.

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How to avoid a September cliff edge (AFR 29.6.20)

Bond sales to the Reserve Bank would allow stimulus to continue without busting the budget or raising taxes.

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