• Brick-bait: three tricks up retailers’ sleeves to lure you back to physical shops

    Eloise Zoppos     |      January 19, 2019

    Department stores and clothing retailers are drawing on consumer behaviour and psychological research to compete with online shopping.

  • 4 ways to wreck your own job interview

    Janina Steinmetz     |      January 11, 2019

    Sidestepping some common traps when trying to make a good impression can help interviewers see you as a more competent, motivated, and likeable potential employee.

  • The perpetual denial of Canberra’s policy trials

    John Hewson     |      January 10, 2019

    The most concerning aspect of Australia’s economic debate at present, with a Federal election promised for May 2019, is the rapidly widening gap between political narratives and the lived experience of voters.

  • What’s really eating Apple

    Arturo Bris     |      January 10, 2019

    Apple’s dizzying rise to become the world’s most valuable company has stalled recently, with disappointing results in China and lower take up of its new iPhones. Tim Cook’s leadership is being questioned as a result, but Steve Jobs wouldn’t be doing any better.

  • What the Modern Slavery Act means for Australian firms

    Open Forum     |      December 11, 2018

    Australia has joined Britain, France and other nations in passing legislation to compel domestic companies to address the reality of slavery in their international supply chains.

  • Will Hayne blink?

    Warren Staples     |      December 8, 2018

    With public hearings finished, insiders are making a last-ditch bid to either soften or sidetrack the final report of the banking royal commission.

  • Trump, trade wars and tariffs

    Tim Harcourt     |      December 6, 2018

    Experts from around the world are working hard to understand what Donald Trump’s economic policies mean for global trade systems.

  • The benefits – and pitfalls – of working alone

    Agustin Chevez     |      December 3, 2018

    From Antarctic researchers to Australian truck drivers or home based ‘knowledge workers’, depression, stress, lack of motivation and eventually burnout are all possible consequences of working in isolation for too long.

  • Redefining workers in the platform economy

    Tom Barratt     |      November 30, 2018

    By treating workers as independent contractors, “gig economy” companies such as Foodora have avoided the cost of paying employee entitlements such as annual leave, sick leave and superannuation. However a recent ruling against them may not ensure workers rights in other similar firms.

  • Building our own warships is Australia’s path to the next industrial revolution

    Giselle Rampersad     |      November 25, 2018

    The Federal government’s substantial investment in new frigates and submarines may prove as important to our nation’s economy as it is to our military security.

  • We need an ecological civilization before it’s too late

    Jeremy Lent     |      November 24, 2018

    One way or another, humanity is headed for the third great transformation in its history: either in the form of global collapse or a metamorphosis to a new foundation for sustainable living.

  • Why we should worry about Victoria’s MoU with China

    Peter Lloyd     |      November 22, 2018

    Victoria’s state government has become the first Australian state to sign a memorandum of understanding with China under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but attention should be paid to the risks as well as the rewards of the initiative.