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Poorer, sicker, older, the least employed and at risk of falling further behind ... That is the conclusion of eminent economist Saul Eslake. Download and read for yourself his analysis here ...

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*Saul Eslake is Tasmania’s foremost economist. He left Bank of America Merrill Lynch to run a consultancy in Tasmania in 2015. Mr Eslake is a former chief economist with ANZ bank and was a director at the Grattan Institute. He remains one of Australia’s most well-known economic commentators. He worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch for three years and has been a financial markets economist for more than 25 years.

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• Gordon Bradbury in Comments: … For all of Mr Eslake’s hard work and obvious devotion to Tasmania I can safely say that we need much more than “belief”. Meaningful, directed change will not happen in Tasmania under the current State/Federal political system. The days of purposeful public administration are over. But let me say Mr Eslake has done a superb job. The report is concise and easy to read. Section 8 “Looking Forward” makes for particularly good reading, especially the discussion around “change” and Tasmania’s incredible resistance to it …

• Leonard Colquhoun in Comments: Rather than the causes (rather absurdly) alleged in Comment 6, it seems far more likely that “declining results in educational outcomes seems in reasonable equilibrium” with falling standards in university teacher preparation courses, with graduate teachers having a low level of knowledge & understanding of their classroom subjects and / or devoid of any sort of practical training in the classroom & allied skills of their profession. And this buck sits on the desks of numerous state ministers of education, regardless of major party membership. NSW looks like something of an honourable exception (though recent news stories seem to have it setting off on a similar path to decline).