• Boosting trade with India

    Dipen Rughani     |      September 6, 2021

    Former Australian prime minister and Special Trade Envoy Tony Abbott’s recent visit to India has brought the long-suspended Free Trade agreement (FTA) — officially known as the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) — back into focus.

  • Australia has weathered Chinese trade coercion

    James Laurenceson     |      August 22, 2021

    More than a year after the Chinese communist party began using trade to punish Australia over political disagreements, Beijing has failed to inflict much significant damage.

  • Just the job

    Open Forum     |      August 7, 2021

    New QUT research offers answers on why some job applications are met with silence and illustrates how much first impressions, credentials, and external recognition matter when it comes to standing out to a future employer.

  • The risks and rewards of the new agricultural visa scheme

    Abul Rizvi     |      July 21, 2021

    Australia’s new agricultural visa scheme should be accompanied by suitable protection for workers rights to prevent them being exploited.

  • Doing good, feeling bad, getting better

    Open Forum     |      July 15, 2021

    Social entrepreneurs are driven by a tenacity that goes beyond revenue and profit, but the difficult problems they face means their own mental health and wellbeing can be threatened.

  • All at sea

    Kathryn Robinson     |      July 13, 2021

    Cruise lines enjoyed a renaissance in recent decades which came to an abrupt halt as COVID swept the world, with the industry suffering blows it may take a long time to recover from.

  • Job-seeking tips for people living with disability

    Derek Lotts     |      June 24, 2021

    People living with disability can find it difficult to secure employment, but a range of practical strategies can help them find work.

  • High jinks with helium

    Alan Stevenson     |      June 14, 2021

    Helium is best known as the gas used in airships and party balloons, but its rarity gives it a strategic significance which may have shaped Australia’s engagement with East Timor.

  • Two is the magic number

    Open Forum     |      June 9, 2021

    The keys to collaboration between small business and the research sector have been revealed in a major new report. A survey of small to medium businesses found those in collaborations with researchers were introducing more products and better protected from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 6 ways business events have changed post-COVID

    Derek Lotts     |      May 20, 2021

    Large corporate events and conferences were replaced by zoom meetings during the COVID pandemic, and the lessons learned may reshape such gatherings long into the future.

  • The power of the Indigenous business sector

    Michelle Evans     |      May 13, 2021

    Each year, Indigenous businesses bring in at least $A4.9 billion; now first-of-its-kind research reveals the extent of the economic power and diversity of Australian Indigenous businesses.

  • The OECD backs SMEs

    Open Forum     |      May 7, 2021

    The creation of a new Committee on SMEs and Entrepreneurship by the OECD highlights the organisation’s recognition of the importance of small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurship to our economies and societies, and on the critical role they can play in driving a sustainable, inclusive, green and resilient recovery.