Opinion/Comment Politics

“Government’s new HomeBuilder package good retail politics but not so good economics”

The federal government’s new A$688 million HomeBuilder package might protect residential construction jobs but it’s a missed opportunity to deliver sustainability benefits that would save owners money in the long run. By Trivess Moore and Tony Matthews The A$25,000 grant for new homes and renovations could have been better leveraged […]

Coffs Coast Business Politics

Australia could re-build a world class manufacturing industry if it wished

Prime Minister Scott Morrison intends to revitalise Australia’s ailing manufacturing industry in a bid to kickstart the nation’s post-coronavirus economy. By Killian Plastow The plan would see workers return to factories as part of an “advanced competitive manufacturing sector” that takes advantage of the country’s “highly skilled” workforce. Australia’s manufacturing […]