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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...
Facebook has made their Privacy Tools Easier to Find Making Data Settings and Tools Easier to Find By Erin Egan, VP and Chief Privacy Officer, Policy and Ashlie Beringer, VP and Deputy General Counsel   Last week showed how much more work we...
The financial sector is professional gambling in action Shutterstock/f8studio Chris Brady, University of Salford The American journalist and poet Ambrose Bierce wrote in his 1906 satire The Devil’s Dictionary that “the gambling known as business looks with severe disfavour on the business...
Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40% Uncountable numbers of drink containers end up in the ocean every year. Shutterstock Qamar Schuyler, CSIRO; Britta Denise Hardesty, CSIRO, and Chris Wilcox, CSIRO Plastic waste in the ocean is a global problem;...