• What happened to our retirement?

    Nicole Orr     |      September 23, 2014

    Australians born after 1965 will have to work until they are 70 years old. Nicole Orr says we need a greater understanding of the secondary effects this will have on the individual, the economy and the communities of Australia.

  • Community services for children or commercial economic services for GDP?

    Eva Cox     |      September 15, 2014

    The Government has asked the Productivity Commission for a public inquiry into future options for childcare and early childhood learning. Social and political researcher Eva Cox explains why she is critical of the recommendations in the draft report.

  • Keep the Renewable Energy Target

    Kevin Parton     |      September 2, 2014

    A government-commissioned review has recommended scaling back the Renewable Energy Target (RET). Professor Kevin Parton, an expert in the economics of climate change policy, believes this would be a mistake.

  • Are we adequately building the resilience of young Australians as they transition from school to work?

    Alexandra Loftus     |      July 31, 2014

    Young Australians experience disadvantage in the labour market for a number of reasons. Alexandra Loftus says we need to connect young people to the working world as early as possible to expose them to the realities of the job market.

  • Opportunities for SMEs

    Open Forum     |      July 21, 2014

    Australian and international thought leaders discussed the role SMEs can play in meeting the G20’s target of 2% growth above trend at the invitation of the Honourable Bruce Billson MP, Australian Minister for Small Business, and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

  • HECS-style loan scheme for Paid Parental Leave provides fairness for women and taxpayers

    Matthew Taylor     |      July 11, 2014

    The Abbott government’s proposed Paid Parental Leave scheme remains controversial. Matthew Taylor from the Centre for Independent Studies lays out an alternative to the Coalition’s reforms.

  • Come out from your corporate corner

    Christopher Zinn     |      May 31, 2014

    Many companies often automatically hide behind industry bodies and issue statements which can’t be questioned. Christopher Zinn explains how media engagement can be about taking risks, not just avoiding them.

  • Looking for work? Lucrative job markets across the world

    Devika Arora     |      May 30, 2014

    Jobseekers with limited employment opportunities in their hometown might contemplate relocating. Devika Arora has a brief overview of the international job market.

  • Acting versus reacting – planning your financial future

    Michal Bodi     |      May 19, 2014

    We don’t have much control over the recent federal budget. Michal Bodi explains which steps we can take to plan our financial future with a family budget.

  • Budget 2014 and the politics of ‘class warfare’

    Dominic O'Sullivan     |      May 16, 2014

    The national budget presented this week has been met with resistance and has become a serious electoral gamble. Dominic O’Sulllivan says that some of the budget’s more far reaching measures won’t pass the Senate.

  • Youth unemployment and ways forward

    Simon Kwan     |      April 22, 2014

    Young people are finding it ever more difficult to find jobs that match their skills and education. Simon Kwan is part of a group of business leaders who offer professional support to young people in their work and career development.

  • Take advantage of ASEAN’s new market

    Open Forum     |      April 18, 2014

    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a newly integrated market, will be formed 2015. Australian businesses operating in ASEAN are well placed to capitalise on this new market. The Centre for Economic Diplomacy Asia Pacific (CEDAP) and the Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) offer a practical workshop on Monday, 19 May 2014 in Brisbane.