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Westcourt iCentre: Economics

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Library Databases

Newspapers & Journals

The SLQ has all the major Australian newspapers available for free online from their Newstream service. You will need to login to search and view the content.


National Library of Australia collects and organises a vast array of Australian content.   



Online News Research Articles

The Conversation

The Conversation is an excellent resource for research assignments. The Conversation Australia and New Zealand is a unique collaboration between academics and journalists that in just 10 years has become the world’s leading publisher of research-based news and analysis.

It has a dedicated "topic" for research-based news articles on Covid-19 (available here) as well as a dedicated section on analysis and discussion about JobKeeper - available here.

ABC News

ABC News Online also have a whole topic dedicated to Covid-19 and one dedicated to Economic Trends.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Library Research Reports

The Parliamentary Library writes research reports for Members of Parliament and members of the public, covering topical legislative, economic and social issues. 
- Coronavirus support factsheet
- JobKeeper quick guide from 2020

Markets and Models Investigation - Research Report

Australian markets are continuously influenced by the forces of demand and supply. There is also however, a role for government in our mixed-market economy. The newly released Federal Budget policy measures would shape outcomes in targeted areas of the economy.

Your task is to create a research report analysing the operation of the price mechanism for TWO of the following Australian markets:

  • Aged care
  • Childcare
  • Fuel
  • Housing Market
  • Labour

Australian Government Departments

Australian Government Statistics including census data (ABS)

Find key national indicators, census data for Australia and other statistics on a range of topics.

Australian Data Archive

Based in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM), the Australian Data Archive (ADA) provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data. ADA disseminates this data for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users.

Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment works to ensure Australians can experience the wellbeing and economic benefits that quality education, skills and employment provide.

Treasury Department

The Treasury is engaged in a range of issues from macroeconomic policy settings to micro economic reform, client change to social policy, as well as tax policy and international agreements and forums.

Attorney General's Department - Industrial Relations

Administers policies and programs that promote fair, productive and safe workplaces.

National Skills Commission

The National Skills Commission provides expert advice and national leadership on the Australian labour market and current, emerging and future workforce skills needs.

Video Resources

Government Reports