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Katharine Schwab is an associate editor at Co.Design based in New York who covers technology, design, and culture. Your complete guide to the new law, courtesy of designers, agencies, and privacy experts. Many designers don’t work with data directly. So why...
What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands? The more the market is willing to pay, the harder it is to regulate water use. Shutterstock.com Emma Kathryn White, University of Melbourne and Rebecca Louise Nelson, University of...
Building automation generally has been the automatic centralised control of a building’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting systems. While this offers improved convenience and comfort, reduced O&M costs, and decreased energy consumption, it is a limited approach. As solar...
Timing tricks help politicians avoid dealing with the substance of their policies. That isn’t going to change any time soon. Cindy Zhi, CC BY-ND Richard Holden, UNSW This year’s budget may not have had a whole lot of surprises, but it was...
Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The Turnbull government has produced a budget that it hopes it can sell as appealing for voters while appearing fiscally responsible. Its income tax cuts target lower and middle earners in the early stages, delivering a...
Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Jenni Henderson, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, The Conversation Jenni Henderson, Section Editor: Business + Economy, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, Deputy Multimedia Editor, The Conversation This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original...
Eight charts on our growing tax problem: what abandoning tax reform means for taxpayers Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University and Alan Duncan, Curtin University As we move closer to Treasurer Scott Morrison’s third budget, what we do know is this - Australia...
The ageing of Australia contributes to its structural deficit. Flickr/Jonas Boni, CC BY Sarantis Tsiaplias, University of Melbourne In the lead-up to the federal budget there is the inevitable attention given to government spending and debt. But one of the increasingly pressing...
Helen Bird, Swinburne University of Technology A report on the Commonwealth Bank’s governance, culture and accountability has stripped away the bank’s delusion that it is well run and a model of good governance. The report by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority...
Sherene Smith, RMIT University Social connections drive board appointments and more than two-thirds of directors in the 200 largest public companies are on the board of multiple companies. So whoever replaces ex-AMP chairwoman Catherine Brenner will likely be drawn from...