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I’m an independent economist, speaker, company director
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Here you can find articles or essays which I have written and which have been published elsewhere

The Hobart Mercury’s take on ‘Choices and Consequences’

News, Publications, Tasmania | 22nd November 2020

Article by David Killick and Blair Richards in the Hobart Mercury on Sunday 22nd November 2020 about my report on replacements for the Spirits of Tasmania ferries

I changed my mind on increasing the compulsory superannuation contribution rate

Economic Policies, Publications | 22nd November 2020

Article by the Australian Financial Review’s Jonathan Shapiro and Tom McIlroy published 22nd November 2020  

Interview with ABC PM Radio on compulsory superannuation contribution

Economic Policies, Publications, Topics | 22nd November 2020

Interview with ABC PM Radio on Monday 23rd November 2020 about why I changed my mind about compulsory superannuation contribution

Veteran Finance Journalist’s interpretation of my article on Government bullying of ANZ Bank

Publications | 12th November 2020

  Michael Pascoe, who was for many years Finance Reporter for the Nine TV Network, and nowadays writes for (among others) The New Daily, today offered this perspective on my piece which was in The Conversation earlier this week.  

Regulatory action that ANZ would not like

Australian Society and Politics, Publications, The Australian Economy | 8th November 2020

Last month, a senior Minister in the Morrison Government threatened my former employer, ANZ Bank, with adverse regulatory actions because a well-known employee with the initials “SE” (in this case, the current CEO Shayne Elliott) said something that the Minister didn’t like. This brought back fond memories, which I couldn’t help writing about .

Victoria heavy-handed on COVID fines: Eslake

News, Publications | 1st October 2020

The Australian, 30th September 2020

The tax system should preference new businesses, not small ones

News, Publications, Taxation | 29th September 2020

Article in The New Daily, a news site owned by industry superannuation funds, 29th September 2020.

Tasmania’s tax system is broken: here are three ways to fix it

Economic Policies, Publications, The Australian Economy | 15th September 2020

Saul Eslake | The Conversation | 15th September 2020


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