Australian Society and Politics
You can’t think (or write, or speak) about an economy without also having a sense of the broader social and economic framework in which it operates. I try very hard to avoid partisan political commentary, but I do sometimes feel moved to write or talk about social or political developments.
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 […]
What impact will the government’s decision to open Australia’s borders to skilled migrants and students have on wages and house prices?Australian Society and Politics, Housing, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 22nd November 2021
Interview with David Lipson on ABC Radio’s “PM” program on 22nd November 2021
What to do about Housing AffordabilityAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Video, Housing | 17th November 2021
This week I ‘appeared’ (virtually) before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue’s Inquiry into Housing Affordability and Supply. You can read my opening statement to the committee and view the recording of my Q&A with the Committee here.
Submission to a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Commonwealth Government support for VictoriaAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies | 13th November 2021
Saul’s submission to the Inquiry being conducted by the Victorian Legislative Assembly’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee into Commonwealth Support for Victoria, which focuses on the consequences of the changes to the long-standing arrangements for determining the distribution of revenue from the GST among the states and territories, imposed by the Morrison Government in 2018 at […]
The Economic Benefits of ‘Closing the Gap’ in TasmaniaAustralian Society and Politics, Tasmania | 29th October 2021
Presentation to a form hosted by Reconciliation Tasmania in Hobart on 29th October 2021, looking at the possible benefits to the broader economy of ‘closing the gap’ between Aboriginal (palawa) and other Tasmanians
Australia’s housing affordability crisisAustralian Society and Politics, Housing, News | 13th October 2021
Saul was interviewed for a special feature from the BBC World Service’s World Business Report on 13th October 2021