Tim Harcourt is The Airport Economist – host of the TV program and author of the books. Tim is the J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at the UNSW Business School. He was also the first chief economist of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) for over a decade.
Tim has been an International Adviser to 3 Federal Cabinet Ministers and 2 Premiers. He is also an Expert Panel Member, Minimum Wage Review, for the Fair Work Commission.
In this wide ranging discussion on the Republic and trade we talk about:
The many ways the British have hurt Australia’s economy since Federation.
The huge conflict of interest for the Queen as advocate for Australia.
Some of the major benefits of a move to a Republic.