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  • Four questions the banks must answer

    Mark Humphery-Jenner     |      October 17, 2019

    The ACCC has inquired into mortgage rates before, but the banks didn’t offer the Commission all the information as it needed.  The questions must be tougher this time around and the big banks owe Australians some straight answers.   

  • Why this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics matters

    Gabriela D'Souza     |      October 17, 2019

    This year’s trio of winners – Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer received the Nobel Prize for “their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty” but their recognition is important in other ways too.

  • Unplugging the Chinese outrage machine

    Michael Shoebridge     |      October 17, 2019

    We must not allow the CCP to create a world beyond its borders in which we all feel compelled not to think – and so not to say – what Beijing doesn’t want to hear. And we need to see this paranoid CCP behaviour for what it is: weakness and anxiety masquerading as power.

  • Smoking is so yesterday

    Lynda Arbon     |      October 16, 2019

    Women face a number of additional medical issues if they smoke, and quitting is by far the single most effective step anyone can take to improve their health.

  • Understanding people is the key to complex problem solving

    Peter Fritz     |      October 16, 2019

    GAP’s Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems (BESS) will play an important role in Australian public life by using insights from behavioural economics to promote successful policy implementation and enduring social change.

  • Teach kids to hike as well as basketball

    Vaughan Cruickshank     |      October 16, 2019

    Teaching children about the types of activities they’re more likely to do as they get older, as well as traditional school sports, could help Australians stay fitter in the future.

  • An afternoon of inspiration and intrigue with the U.S. Foreign Service

    Sophie Mayo     |      October 16, 2019

    GAP’s Sophie Mayo recently attended an address by two U.S. Consular Officials, Kira Moriah and Donald Maynard, to UTS international and Global Studies students about their careers and the challenges of today’s high-stakes political environment.

  • Innovation is for everyone

    Brad Howarth     |      October 15, 2019

    It’s generally accepted that Australia could be doing more to lift its rate of innovation, but assigning responsibility to one group alone is unlikely to solve the problem and may be the reason we find ourselves in our current malaise.

  • Selling surfing’s soul

    David Gilbert     |      October 15, 2019

    The corporate high-performance, merchandise-heavy, social media-driven vision of modern surfing won’t be one shared by most wave riders on Australia’s beaches this summer.

  • Contractor safety is good for business

    Stella Ryne     |      October 15, 2019

    Over 30 Australian construction workers are killed through falls, vehicle accidents, being hit by objects or contact with electricity every year, and more than 10,000 are seriously injured. It’s the most dangerous job in Australia and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep things safe on every building site.

  • Contribute to our new journal on complex problem solving

    Peter Massingham     |      October 14, 2019

    Submissions are being welcomed for Global Access Partners’ new venture, the Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems (BESS), launched at GAP’s 10th Annual Economic Summit in the NSW Legislative Assembly Chamber in September.

  • Industry funded research vs the truth

    Lisa Bero     |      October 14, 2019

    Medical and scientific research is increasingly funded by commercial companies looking to promote their own agenda, and other scientists, policy makers and the public should remain wary of findings paid for by vested interests.