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Monthly Archives: August 2016

The least-skilled workers are the losers in globalisation

The least-skilled workers are the losers in globalisation Jeff Borland, University of MelbourneMost experts say globalisation spreads wealth, bringing people out of poverty and nations...

Target the have-nots: Liberals up to the same old tricks

A retired bank CEO with $10 million in his super pays zero tax each year. Nada. Zip. He wouldn't even pay the Medicare levy....

A super test for Australia’s political system

John Daley, Grattan Institute and Brendan Coates, Grattan InstituteIn the past week, both major parties have made welcome, albeit tentative, commitments to tackle much-needed...

Science or Snake Oil: is A2 milk better for you than regular cow’s milk?

 Science or Snake Oil: is A2 milk better for you than regular cow’s milk? Nicholas Fuller, University of Sydney The new big thing hitting our supermarket...

The price of victory: comparing the cost of Olympic gold to an elite arts...

Jason Potts, RMIT University; Patrik Wikström, Queensland University of Technology, and Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology The Olympics are over now for another four...

Are Sunday penalty rates a job killer? A real-world experiment refutes employers’ claim

Serena Yu, University of Technology Sydney and David Peetz, Griffith University Two big claims underpin attempts to cut penalty rates for Sunday workers in the...

Netflix phishing scam

Australian Netflix users are being urged to delete a scam email that leads to a ‘‘very clever’’ website that can dynamically change as you...

The electorate has spoken, but Turnbull’s speech shows he hasn’t listened

Saul Eslake, University of Tasmania Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first major economic address since the July 2 federal election was, in most respects, the kind...

Four myths busted: Why we need a banking royal commission

Tens of thousands of Australians have had their lives ruined by the major banks. If there's no need for a Royal Commission because ASIC...

ANZ set to scrap personal banking fees: ‘We make more than enough as it...

ANZ bank will be scrapping all fees associated with personal banking accounts as of January 1 2017, CEO Shayne Elliot told staff and shareholders...