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Why the TPP is important for Australia

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After years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been signed. Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia Jennifer Westacott explains why this is good news for Australia.

Why go global in small business?

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What are the opportunities and risks associated with engaging in the global market as a small business? David Coleman outlines developments in our region.

New economic opportunities with the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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A big regional trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is currently being negotiated in secret under growing criticism. David Coleman sees opportunities for Australian businesses.

A better way for the government to stimulate the economy

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Are the measures in the Budget the best way to make progress on the structural issues Australia is facing? Ian McAuley and Miriam Lyons suggest a more assured way to revitalise the economy.

Cuts to aid funding in the Budget 2015 unfair and short-sighted

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The Government announced severe cuts to Australia’s aid funding in the Budget 2015. Dr Kylie Bourne explains why lifting people in our region out of poverty is in our own interest.

Branding war: Anzac vulgarity and the cult of austerity

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Woolworths was forced to take down its “Fresh in Our Memories” ANZAC Day ad campaign after it was criticised as tasteless. Binoy Kampmark says commercialising war for profit is nothing new.

An inclusive society for all

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One of Australia’s greatest resources is the diversity of its population. The Hon Philip Ruddock MP says this demonstrates to the rest of the world that you can have a cohesive and inclusive society for all.

Test your strategies with the ASX Sharemarket Game

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In the ASX Sharemarket Game participants are given a virtual amount of money to invest with the challenge to make it grow. Tony Hunter, Head of Education at ASX, says the game is popular amongst teachers as a way of bringing real world events into the classroom.

A shock but not a surprise

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Car manufacturer Holden is leaving the Australian market. Simon Cowan argues that structural change is a necessity for Australia, but urges the government to provide a safety net for suffering workers.

The GrainCorp deal: Choosing between open for business or grower control

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that it will be federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s decision alone if a foreign acquisition of Australia’s largest agribusiness GrainCorp will go ahead. Tim Mazzarol provides background to a contentious issue.