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The least-skilled workers are the losers in globalisation

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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

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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

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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?

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 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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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