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An all-out trade war with China would cost Australia 6% of GDP

Iron ore mining, Pilbara Western Australia. STRINGER Image/ShutterstockChina accounts for more than a third of export dollars earned by Australia.The figures, for the 12 months to October, cover the period of coronavirus disrupti...

Australia's world-first repository of 'modern slavery statements' a step in the right direction

A sweatshop in Dakar, Bangladesh, where underaged workers make steel consumer goods in hazardous and dangerous circumstances, October 20 2020.StevenK/ShutterstockFrom “fast fashion” to tinned tuna to the components in ...

Top economists want JobSeeker boosted by $100+ per week and tied to wages

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDOnce about as high as the pension, the JobSeeker (Newstart) unemployment payment has fallen shockingly low compared to living standards.It’s now only two thirds of the pension, just 40%...

polishing a brand name to stay out of controversy

The makers of Coon cheese will no doubt have paid close attention to the publicity surrounding Nestle’s rebadging of its Red Skins and Chicos confectionary brands.While the change of Chicos to Cheekies was uncontroversial, t...

Janet Yellen, the very model of a modern Madam Secretary

It is widely tipped that US president-elect Joe Biden will nominate Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary – one of the most important posts in any administration. She will make for a terrific Treasury Secretary, bringing with h...

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

An all-out trade war with China would cost Australia 6% of GDP

Iron ore mining, Pilbara Western Australia. STRINGER Image/ShutterstockChina accounts for more than a third of export dollars earned by Australia.The figures, for the 12 months to October, cover...

Australia's world-first repository of 'modern slavery statements' a step in the right direction

A sweatshop in Dakar, Bangladesh, where underaged workers make steel consumer goods in hazardous and dangerous circumstances, October 20 2020.StevenK/ShutterstockFrom “fast fashion” t...

boosting JobSeeker wouldn't keep Australians away from paid work

fizkes/ShutterstockIncentives, the Freakonomics author Steven Levitt once quipped, are the “cornerstone of modern life”. To this I would add: only if the incentive is big enough.In Au...

Top economists want JobSeeker boosted by $100+ per week and tied to wages

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDOnce about as high as the pension, the JobSeeker (Newstart) unemployment payment has fallen shockingly low compared to living standards.It’s now only ...

polishing a brand name to stay out of controversy

The makers of Coon cheese will no doubt have paid close attention to the publicity surrounding Nestle’s rebadging of its Red Skins and Chicos confectionary brands.While the change of Chicos...

Janet Yellen, the very model of a modern Madam Secretary

It is widely tipped that US president-elect Joe Biden will nominate Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary – one of the most important posts in any administration. She will make for a terrific ...

Data from 45 countries show containing COVID vs saving the economy is a false dichotomy

ShutterstockThere is no doubt the COVID-19 crisis has incurred widespread economic costs. There is understandable concern that stronger measures against the virus, from social distancing to full...

From here on our recovery will need more than fiscal policy, it'll need redistribution

From the 1980s right through to the global financial crisis, the standard response in Australia and elsewhere to too weak or too strong an economy has been monetary policy — the manipulatio...

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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