Posts Tagged 'Victorian Government'


Is East-West project link more about ego than economics?

Posted on April 12th, 2014 · Posted in Blog

In amongst the cut and thrust of a chaotic parliament that hangs by the vote of Victoria’s own “kingslayer”, former liberal Geoff Shaw, politicians of all persuasions look in need.. read more

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Grand Priconomics 2013

Posted on September 29th, 2013 · Posted in Blog

The excitement of reporting season is here and in pole position for the Chairman’s report optimism race is GP Chairman, Ron Walker in the Grand Prix corp’s annual report: I am.. read more

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God’s gift to economic reports and analysis

Posted on May 4th, 2013 · Posted in Blog

Yes, that’s how Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott recently described Economists at Large.  He was responding to our report for Save Albert Park, Blowout! A cost benefit analysis.. read more


Blowout! A cost benefit analysis of the Australian Grand Prix

Posted on March 13th, 2013 · Posted in News

The 2012 Australian Grand Prix resulted in a net economic loss to Victoria of between $48.7m and $66.7m dollars, with a mid estimate of $60.6m. These estimates include not only.. read more

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Victorian Events Industry Council lobbies against Victorian Tourism Industry Council members

Posted on January 28th, 2013 · Posted in Blog

A press release from the Victorian Events Industry Council put out last week at first seems unsurprising.   The first line of the press release should be enough for you to.. read more

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Comperio Research: Masters of Major Events Mathematics

Posted on November 28th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

Earlier this year I mentioned that the last straw of economic credibility the Australian Grand Prix had was Tourism Victoria’s assertion that it “provides a media or advertising-equivalent value of.. read more

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Undermined or Overburdened? Victoria’s brown coal: an economic perspective

Posted on October 15th, 2012 · Posted in News

UPDATE: Here is the media coverage.  The Age/SMH, ABC Gippsland, Australian Mining, Renew Economy.  I also did interviews with Win TV and live on ABC Gippsland which I can’t find… read more

The Duck Hunt Dog hears Victoria is a "world class" hunting destination

Hey, how ’bout a duck? Comment on Victorian Wildlife (Game) regulations 2012

Posted on September 21st, 2012 · Posted in News

It may surprise Victorians to discover that our state is  a “world class” hunting destination.  Yep, despite our state’s lack of lions, tigers, elephants, buffaloes and razor-backs, the world’s hunters.. read more


Commercial coal gasification technology – Happy 200th Birthday!

Posted on August 6th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

(Originally published on Renew Economy) The federal government’s decision to withdraw funding from the proposed HRL coal-fired power plant has been seen by some as “pulling the pin” on a chance to.. read more

It’s a bonanza BONANZA!!!

Posted on July 31st, 2012 · Posted in Blog

When the Herald Sun declared “Jobs bonanza in new coal rush”, I rejoiced in seeing the word “bonanza” back in the headlines.  My thoughts have obviously tapped into the public.. read more