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Topic archives: World Bank

Vegemite is back in our happy little hands! Now what?

Vegemite is back in our happy little hands! Now what?

December 14, 2017 13

Consumers are where nationalism is made, not in the ranks of enormous food brands.

Blaming only globalisation for inequality is misguided

January 16, 2017 6

Globalisation has been only one of the developments that has led to widening inequality and social exclusion, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.

Joe and Tony hold out against the economics of climate change

Joe and Tony hold out against the economics of climate change

November 17, 2014 17

Opinion on whether climate change is a major economic issue is divided. Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey say it isn't ... everyone else says it is.

China and US in trade tug-of-war, with Australia stuck in the middle

China and US in trade tug-of-war, with Australia stuck in the middle

October 14, 2014 4

China's push for a new, World Bank-style global institution, along with its decision to reintroduce tariffs on coal imports, has wedged Australia into a precarious position.

Helen Hughes got it wrong, but not for want of trying

Helen Hughes got it wrong, but not for want of trying

June 17, 2013 14

Helen Hughes was an economist for the World Bank and a proponent of imposing home ownership on Aboriginal Australians -- a ludicrous notion. But Hughes worked hard, even if she got most things wrong.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Abbott goes soft

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Abbott goes soft

June 5, 2013 1

Just as a Liberal-National coalition government prepares to scrap carbon pricing in Australia, the World Bank comes out with a comprehensive report on the world popularity of carbon pricing schemes.

Why 4 degrees will end the world as we know it: World Bank

Why 4 degrees will end the world as we know it: World Bank

November 20, 2012 35

The World Bank has produced an alarming report that puts in context the risks of inaction on emissions reduction and climate change. It doesn't make for pleasant reading.

Shared understanding is what’s missing in productivity debate

May 24, 2012 1

"Productivity" is starting to sound a little "gourmet" -- a word that means very different things to different people, writes Jo-anne Schofield, executive director of policy network Catalyst Australia.

Is the World Bank failing girls and kids with disabilities?

January 31, 2012 2

A report suggests the World Bank is getting it wrong on the role of girls and kids with disabilities in its development programs -- but AusAID comes out OK.

Doom-laden forecasts rejected by central banking heavy hitter

January 27, 2012 5

The tensions continue to go out of the tight conditions in global banking, especially in the eurozone.