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Paid parental leave needs an overhaul if governments want us to have ‘one for the country’

As Australia and New Zealand face the realities of slow growth, or even a decline in population, it’s time to ask if their governments are doing enough. Especially if they want to encourage people to have more babies. New...

Why bullion is still a safe haven in times of crisis

“Gold” said famed investor Warren Buffett in 1998[1], “gets dug out of the ground in Africa or someplace, then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utilit...

Victoria On The Road Towards COVID Normal - Andrews

The Victorian Premier and his ministers, have issued a press release that forecasts relief for some Victorians from the crippling restrictions. The public are getting restless after weeks of confinement and fear of prosecution f...

How tech billionaires’ visions of human nature shape our world

In the 20th century, politicians’ views of human nature shaped societies. But now, creators of new technologies increasingly drive societal change. Their view of human nature may shape the 21st century. We must know what...

Parrtjima opens in Australia’s Red Centre

Free event in Alice Springs will lift spirits every night until 20 September Parrtjima – A Festival in Light launched last night with an incredible display of lighting installations and interactive artworks across Alice S...

Weekend Times

Car subscription offers part-time workers access to a car during COVID-19

New research commissioned by Carly, Australia’s first flexible car subscription provider, surveyed more than 1200 Australians and found that 48% of part time workers would consider car subs...

Eradicate Sugar To Aid Good Mental Health

It’s R U OK Day tomorrow, Thursday 10 September, the national day of action for people to check in with their peers, family and friends to see if they’re ok.  Twenty per cent of Austr...

Why Car Sharing is dominating Car Renting

Sustainability, budget, urban living, lack of parking – these are just a few of the reasons that many people are choosing not to buy cars in today’s environment. Some want to do somethi...

The modelling behind Melbourne’s extended city-wide lockdown is problematic

I totally support the goal of eliminating the coronavirus from Victoria and at the same time hopefully eliminating it from all of Australia. I’ve written a book making the case this is t...

Strong Australia panel interview with Kieran Gilbert

Kieran Gilbert, chief news anchor Sky News: The Business Council of Australia continued its Strong Australia series today. This time the spotlight on the city of Wagga. How are regional ci...

Property app Instarent

Property self-management soars during COVID lockdown The innovative PropTech app, Instarent, has seen exponential growth during the COVID -19 lockdown, reporting a 400 per cent increase in u...

CHECK.CHECK.CHECK. The new ‘Slip, Slop, Slap,’ for a night out campaign

CHECK.CHECK.CHECK. The new ‘Slip, Slop, Slap,’ for a night out launched by the Night Time Industries Association A new campaign Check. Check. Check. encouraging punters to do their part...

Lady Elliot Island Tours

Uncover Island Bliss With a Luxury Vacay Exploring W Brisbane and Lady Elliot Island Who needs Bora Bora when you have one of the world's most pristine islands on your doorstep. W Br...

Weekend Times Business

Why bullion is still a safe haven in times of crisis

“Gold” said famed investor Warren Buffett in 1998[1], “gets dug out of the ground in Africa or someplace, then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand a...

Tim Reed interview with Ticky Fullerton and Adam Creighton, Business Weekend

Ticky Fullerton, co-host Sky News Business Weekend: Joining us now is Tim Reed. He's Chairman of the Business Council of Australia and former CEO of MYOB which of course is a window onto sm...

Are your devices spying on you? Australia's very small step to make the Internet of Things safer

ShutterstockFrom internet-connected televisions, toys, fridges, ovens, security cameras, door locks, fitness trackers and lights, the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT) promises to ...

The sackings at Rio look like a victory for shareholders, but...

In the coming days thousands of (digital) column inches are going to be devoted to the idea that institutional shareholders[1] acted decisively to force the resignation of Rio Tinto chief exe...

Why heads rolled at Rio Tinto

Outraged investors have forced the board of Rio Tinto to sack its chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques along with two of the senior executives partially responsible for the destruction of the J...

Winding back JobKeeper and JobSeeker will push 740,000 Australians into poverty

lakshmiprasada S/ShutterstockAustralian National University calculations suggest JobKeeper and the boosted JobSeeker payment have saved about 2.2 million people from poverty. It’s a remarka...

batch testing and contact tracing are the two keys to stop the lockdown yo-yo

Back in March and April I (and many other economists) argued for lockdowns to get COVID-19 infections under control and to give health systems time to put in place testing and tracing regimes to ...

Relax, losing access to China won't make us the 'poor white trash of Asia'

In another round of the increasingly bitter exchanges between China and Australia, a columnist for China’s Global Times, Yu Lei, suggested that a further decoupling from China will make for...

Politics

Republicans have used a ‘law and order’ message to win elections before. This is why Trump could do it again

In 1991, Donald Trump’s mother, Mary, was mugged on a New York street. As Trump’s niece recounts in her new book, the young assailant slammed Mary’s head into her Rolls Royce so hard...

Ensuring a consistent Australian foreign policy - Scott Morrison

The Morrison Government will introduce new legislation to ensure the arrangements states, territories, councils and universities have with foreign governments are consistent with Australian...

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