• Working together

    Nilufar Ahmed     |      May 13, 2024

    As society becomes more individualised, with many people moving away from their community and family, the workplace has become an increasingly important source of meaning, connection and friendship.

  • Apple crush

    Kim Watts     |      May 12, 2024

    Apple sparked outrage across the internet after releasing an advert for its new iPad Pro which unintentionally served as a dystopian vision for AI and big tech crushing, absorbing and appropriating human creativity.

  • Revenge of the business card

    Jane Menzies     |      May 9, 2024

    Unlike fax machines, rolodexes and dictation cassettes, the humble business card hasn’t entirely succumbed to the rise of digital media and the mobile phone.

  • ESG investing in people and the planet

    Rosemary Addis     |      April 24, 2024

    Environmental and social issues need to be considered together for sustainable finance reforms to contribute positively to the wellbeing of the planet and its people.

  • An eye on Indigenous business

    Michelle Evans     |      April 19, 2024

    Indigenous owned and run businesses may be worth billions of dollars to the Australian economy, but despite new research into their scope and activities, we still don’t know enough about them.

  • Innovate and grow

    Open Forum     |      April 16, 2024

    Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is inviting small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working on advanced manufacturing solutions to apply for a self-paced, 10-week, online program that can help them turn an idea into an R&D opportunity.

  • Merge carefully

    Rod Sims     |      April 12, 2024

    The tougher merger laws proposed by the Federal government should boost competition, protect consumers and improve Australia’s economic performance and productivity by reducing the power of corporate oligopolies to dominate markets by force.

  • Firms behaving badly

    Allan Fels     |      April 5, 2024

    Australian authorities have never had the power to break up big businesses that behave badly, but maybe they should, given the power of major corporates and their disdain for fair competition and consumer law.

  • CSIRO steps up to drive SME innovation

    Open Forum     |      April 4, 2024

    Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has announced a $20 million investment to provide small to medium enterprises with greater access to vital research and development opportunities to accelerate their growth.

  • Understanding the right to disconnect

    Katie Miller     |      April 3, 2024

    The ‘right to disconnect’ is coming to Australia and will give workers a break from having to reply to work-related emails, messages, or activities outside of their normal working hours. Will it help stressed Aussie workers find a better work-life balance by setting boundaries between professional and personal time?

  • Action not words on ESG

    Rosemary Addis     |      March 13, 2024

    While many corporate boards profess the need to engage with environmental and social issues, the public won’t believe it’s any more than another form of public relations if they fail to instigate real reforms that put people and the planet first.

  • Real news about fake food

    Senaka Ranadheera     |      March 9, 2024

    From ‘honey laundering’ to fake free-range, food fraud costs consumers billions and betrays their trust in what they feed their families.