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The OECD Observer, OECD's quarterly magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of crucial world economic and social issues. Through the pages of the Observer OECD’s experts offer insights on the questions facing the Organisation’s member governments and provide an excellent opportunity for readers to stay ahead of policy debates.

Each edition of the Observer reports on a core theme of the OECD’s on-going work, and every article are bolstered by key tables and graphs. Each issue contains a regular databank of economic and social data and a subscription to the print edition of the OECD’s Observer also includes the annual OECD Yearbook as well as online access to all OECD Observer issues from its inception in 1962 onwards.

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This 300th issue of the OECD Observer, OECD's quarterly magazine, features special focuses on the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia (covering such subjects as economic growth, employment, trade, gender, taxation, and structural reform) and on the country of Australia.

Table of Contents

Readers' views  2
-Enlargement conundrum
-Unequal well-being
-Why reform is the right option by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD 3
-Australia and the G20: From commitments to outcomes by Joe Hockey, Australian Treasurer 4
News brief 6-7
-Information exchange against tax evasion endorsed
-The good old days
-Country roundup
-Regional inequality widens
-Company cars exhaust taxes
-Ebola watch
-Plus ça change
G20 Summit Brisbane
-Australia’s G20 Presidency and the OECD:  Joining forces to address the challenge of stronger growth by  Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa 8
-Australia’s G20 presidency: Bringing benefits for everyone by  Heather Smith, Australian Sherpa to the G20 10
-Raising global growth: Why the G20 is "going structural" by  Catherine L. Mann 12
-Jobs, unemployment and government action. Roundtable of ministers, with: Eric Abetz, Australian Minister for Employment,
and Chair of the 2014 G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting; Andrea Nahles, Federal Minister of Labour and Social
Aff airs, Germany; Lee Ki-kweon, Minister for Employment and Labour, Korea; Fátima Báñez, Minister of Employment and Social Security, Spain; Thomas E. Perez, US Secretary of Labor 14
-What an inclusive recovery needs is more, and better, jobs by Stefano Scarpetta 17
-How world trade can spur a recovery by  Ken Ash
Forging a gender-balanced economy 21
-G20 should fix the world’s economy for the working people! by John Evans, General Secretary, Trade Union
Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD 23
-Business and the G20: Momentum for reform must be a priority by Bernhard Welschke, Secretary-General of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) 24
25Combating BEPS and making sure we have fair tax systems: An OECD/G20 Venture Pascal Saint-Amans and Raffaele Russo 25
-New leadership for growth. Interview with Dennis George, FEDUSA General Secretary, South Africa 26
-Europe’s deflation risk 28
-Business brief: Sodexo on how to sto wasting food 29
Spotlight on Australia
-Australia’s economy by  Philip Hemmings 30
-The "Happy Country" 32
-Australia and Asia: The power of proximity by Tim Harcourt, JW Neville Fellow in Economics at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australian School of Business, Sydney 34
36 Australia and the OECD: Argument, persuasion and accession by Peter Carroll, Tasmanian School of Business
and Economics, University of Tasmania 36
-Fukushima’s lessons in recovery 39
-Appointments 40
Recent speeches by Angel Gurría; List of OECD ambassadors 41
-Calendar 42
-Frankie.org 42
-OECD Observer Crossword 43
-Review: Mapping the history of well-being 43
-OECD iLibrary: Bestsellers and new publications 44
-Main economic indicators 43
-Productivity’s wave goodbye? 48

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