SAUL ESLAKE

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SAUL ESLAKE

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The Advocate supports my calls for more economic reform to improve Tasmanians’ living standards

Economic Policies, News, Tasmania | 3rd December 2021

Thank you to the editor of The Advocate, the daily newspaper from the north-west coast of Tasmania, for supporting my calls for more economic reform in Tasmania to lift the living standards of Tasmanians


Should unvaccinated Australians pay a higher medicare levy?

Australian Society and Politics, News, Recent Media Interview | 30th November 2021

Saul’s interview with Australia Today’s Steve Price, on 30th November 2021, discussing his idea of a Medicare levy surcharge for those choosing not to be vaccinated against Covid-19.


Should unvaccinated Australians pay a higher medicare levy?

Australian Society and Politics, Covid-19 Video, News, Recent Media Interview | 29th November 2021

Saul talks to Overnight’s Michael McLaren, on 29th November 2021, discussing his idea of a Medicare levy surcharge for those choosing not to be vaccinated against Covid-19.


Should unvaccinated Australians pay a higher medicare levy?

Australian Society and Politics, News, Recent Media Interview | 29th November 2021

In interviews with Sydney radio 2GB’s Ben Fordham, and Newcastle Radio 2HD’s Brent Bultitude, Saul explains his proposition that people who choose not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 could pay a ‘medicare levy surcharge’, similar to the one imposed by the Howard Government on people with incomes of over $90,000 per annum who choose not […]


Tasmania records strong economic growth in 2020-21 but remains Australia’s poorest state

News, Recent Media Interview, Tasmania | 23rd November 2021

Saul discusses the findings of the latest ABS State Accounts for the 2020-21 financial year with Tasmania Talks’ Mike O’Loughlin on 22nd November



Going, going, gone

Housing, News, Recent Media Interview | 3rd November 2021

Saul appears in an episode of the ABC’s flagship Four Corners program on 1st November talking about the downside of Australia’s inexorably rising housing prices. Going, going gone, reported by Stephen Long, goes to air on Monday 1st November at 8.30pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC […]


Inflation in Australia

News, The Australian Economy | 27th October 2021

Interview with The Australian’s Business Editor-at-Large Ticky Fullerton published here on 27th October – just before the release of the September quarter CPI data. Although that number was in line with what I’d told Ticky that was expected, the ‘underlying’ inflation number was a bit stronger than expected, pushing the annual ‘underlying’ inflation rate into […]


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‘A distinctive part of life in Australia’ The Declining Dream of Homeownership
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Could China have a currency crisis at some point in the next 2-5 years?
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“You are one of the best at what you do in the world”
Gail Fosler, Chief Economist, The Conference Board, New York, December 2002

“I have never known an economist to have such a knowledge of world economic facts and to be able to bring to bear so much information in answering a question without notice”
Charles Goode, Chairman, ANZ Bank, July 2009

“Saul Eslake is … a highly regarded independent economist with the highest degree of integrity"
John Durie, Columnist, The Australian, July 2009

“… one of the few people in this world who can have so many oranges up in the air at the same time but still manage to catch them"
Andrew Clark, journalist, Australian Financial Review, November 2008

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