New Car Sales Trends Downwards

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released data on the sale of new motor vehicles the week and it shows on-going decline in new motor vehicle sales since 2015. New motor vehicle...

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Happy Easter from NineSquared

​Is our supply of chocolate in doubt? ​The world wide forecast is for a 30% increase in the demand for cocoa by 2020, but can supply keep up? The vast...

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Weekly Economic Thought Starter

Using taxes to pay for infrastructure projects, land taxes or stamp duty? A number of studies have sought to estimate the “economic cost” of various taxes in Australia. With the...

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Weekly Economic Thought Starter

Want to build a business that lasts? 74.2% of businesses in the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector that were operating in June 2012 survived until June 2016. The Australian Bureau...

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Concensus on the census

Ever wondered where all that data collected on Census Night actually goes, apart from the big storage shed next to the Belconnen Mall in Canberra? Ever wondered who else cared...

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The local government election has seen a number of proposals relating to public transport fares – we review them

The outcome of the upcoming election for councilors and the Lord Mayor in Brisbane will have a significant impact on public transport. Both major parties have proposed major new...

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Liberal Metro versus Labor Light Rail – Explainer

As part of the 2016 Brisbane City Council election, a range of policies from both major parties have been proposed. High on this list are two competing large scale...

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