Only in Australia: book launch

Economic historian William Coleman will launch his newest book Only in Australia, a collection of essays by prominent Australian thinkers including Geoffrey Blainey, Henry Ergas, JR Nethercote, and Nick Cater.

It explores the Australian difference and how Australia’s economic and social policy has diverged from the approach of other countries.

The launch will be held at The Alliance Hotel. To book click here.

Australia seems to be following a ‘special path’ of its own that it laid down more than a century ago. Australia’s distinctive bent is manifested in a tightly regulated labour market; a heavy reliance on means testing and income taxation; a geographical centralization of political power combined with its dispersal amongst autonomous authorities, and electoral singularities such as compulsory and preferential voting.

See below for details. To book click here.