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Comparing Drug Prices in Australia and the USA: The implications of the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme uses economic evaluations on the price of drugs. The US equivalent, the Federal Supply Schedule does not use such pricing references. As a result the most prescribed pharmaceutical drugs in the US can be between 79% and 306% more expensive than in Australia.
Trading in Our Health System? The impact of the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Examines a possible trade-off the Australian Government might be tempted to make in order to achieve a Free Trade Agreement with the US.
The New Anti-Internationalism: Australia and the United Nations Human Rights Treaty System
Explores Australia’s current commitment to the observance of universal human rights standards and its relationship with the international institutions established to monitor them.
Sunshine, Containment, War: Options on Korea
Policies towards North Korea under Bush have been shaped by an imperial and cold war framework, compared to the economic relationship sort by South Korea through the Sunshine policy. Great power interests have split Korea in half and this piece recommends that internal Korean relations must be normalized before any international action is taken.
Putting pressure on rogues
North Korea since there withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has been labelled a ‘rogue State.’ While the US has continued a policy of containment South Korea wants to reopen ties to North Korea through the ‘’Sunshine’’ policy. This piece recommends Australia follows the South Korean example and reengages with, not excludes, North Korea.
Cashing in on Koalas
Against the approximately $1.1 billion contribution koalas make to Australia’s tourism industry, this article proposes leveraging enduring international interest in koalas with proposed conservation efforts and koala culls on Kangaroo Island to create a koala hunting industry that would contribute further to the inbound tourism sector.
With Friends Like Bjorn Lomborg, Environmentalists Don’t Need Enemies
Clive Hamilton and Hal Turton respond critically to some of the recent claims made in bestselling book ‘The Skeptical Environmentalist’ by Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish statistician who claims to be an environmentalist. They argue that Lomborg’s analysis is both too amateur and too simplistic to be taken seriously.
Land-use change and Australia’s Kyoto target
Submission No. 4 to the Senate Environment References Committee Inquiry into Australia’s Response to Global Warming
Accounting for Kyoto and Emissions Trading
Address to the Taxation Institute of Australia’s Corporate Tax Intensive Conference, Sheraton Towers, Melbourne