This 2001 edition of OECD's periodic economic reviews of Australia examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and includes a special feature on sustainable development as well as annexes on business tax reform and environmental legislation.
Table of contents:
Assessment and Recommendations I. Recent Developments and Prospects -The macroeconomic environment -Foreign trade and the current account -The labour market -Price and wage inflation -The outlook to 2002 II. Macroeconomic Policies and Structural Fiscal Issues -Monetary policy -Fiscal policy -Ageing issues -Completing the tax reform agenda III. Progress in Structural Reform -Microeconomic reforms and productivity -Industrial relations -Labour-market assistance and welfare reform -Education, research, and innovation -Product market competition -The financial system IV. Enhancing Environmentally Sustainable Growth -Introduction -The institutional setting -Water management: Seeking efficiency and environmental sustainability -The challenge of salinity -Climate change mitigation -Assessment and agenda for action -Annex I. Business Tax Reform Implementation -Annex II. Environmental Policy Legislation-Annex III. Calendar of Main Economic Events