Should there be a Commonwealth takeover of public hospitals?
With the recommendations of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission due to be made public soon this important debate is attracting a good deal of attention. From a public finance perspective I have argued that the States can’t afford to run public hospitals. For my paper on the topic click here.
International Political Studies Association World Congress
I attended the triennial International Political Studies Association World Congress in Santiago, Chile in July 2009. IPSA is structured around various specialist research committees and I’m Secretary of RC 38 (Politics and Business). ‘Business in Global Governance’ was a central theme of many of the RC38 papers and the Committee will hold a workshop in 2010 to plan an edited book on the topic. If you would like a copy of the paper I presented: ‘Business and international tax regulation: Business associability, strategy and influence at the OECD’ please contact me.
Another highlight was dining with the distinguished Professor of US Government, Theodore J Lowi from Cornell.
$73k UTAS ‘Rising Star’ Award
September 2008 – Awarded a University of Tasmania ‘Rising Stars’ research fellowship. The awards are to assist outstanding mid-career researchers at the University of Tasmania and I was fortunate enough to be granted $73,000 over the next three years to further my research on global economic governance.
ABC interview on the performance of Tasmanian Government Business Enterprises
On July 17 2009 I was interviewed by ABC Stateline for a story on the performance of Tasmanian GBEs. For a transcript of this story click here
Politics for Business Students has been published
Politics for Business Students: A Comparative Introduction. The second edition of my popular introductory politics text (co-authored with Robyn Hollander, Liz Van acker and Paul Williams) was published by Pearson Education in February 2009. For more information on this text click here
OECD Meeting on Tax Policy and the GFC, Washington
June 1-3 I attended a OECD – USCIB conference in Washington DC on the OECD’s tax policy response to the GFC. For more information on this important meeting click here
ABC Tasmanian Budget Interview
ABC Interview on the 2009 Tasmanian Budget
On June 12 I was interviewd by ABC Stateline in relation to the Tasmanian budget. A transcript of the interview is available here.
ABC Interview on the 2009 Federal Budget
May 15 Interview on ABC TV’s Stateline on the impact of the 2009 Federal Budget on Tasmania. Click here
ABC Interview on the impact of the GFC on the Tasmanian Economy
On February 20 I was interviewed by ABC Stateline in relation to the impact of the GFC on the Tasmanina economy. A transcript of the interview is available here.
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