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Are we ready for Robotopia, when robots replace the human workforce? Sean Welsh, University of Canterbury Automation has disrupted work for centuries. Two hundred years ago in Britain, the Luddites rose in rebellion, smashing the machines that made their weaving skills...
Australia must catch up with Papua New Guinea on how we tax gas Diane Kraal, Monash University Papua New Guinea’s 2017 budget takes big steps in resource tax reform. Following suggestions that I made together with former Labor minister Craig Emerson,...
Mark Chou, Australian Catholic University; Gorana Grgic, University of Sydney; Kumuda Simpson, La Trobe University; Peter Christoff, University of Melbourne, and Rodney Maddock, Monash University Leading Australian academics respond to Donald Trump’s victory, and look ahead to what kind of...
Deaths at Dreamworld theme park could lead to safety changes for amusement rides David Eager, University of Technology Sydney Investigations are under way following the tragic accident at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast on Tuesday that left four...
John Mangan, The University of Queensland One of the most common ways multinationals take advantage of current laws to reduce their tax bill is through what’s known as transfer pricing. Former Treasurer Wayne Swan last week accused mining giant BHP...
Thomas Clarke, University of Technology SydneyThe move for an inquiry into how banks treat small business customers should not overshadow the ongoing call for a broader royal commission on banks. Several financial inquries (outlined below) have failed to tackle the...
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 closer together. But right now some politicians and their supporters are arguing it simply increases...
 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 shelves is “A2 milk”. Not only has this resulted in a great debate about whether...
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 years, and beyond the glorious highs and heartbreaking lows of participants and spectators, there’s the...
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 retail and hospitality sectors: that they are no longer needed or relevant, and that they...