No longer a smoke-and-mirrors spectacle enjoyed on a grand scale, entertainment is now indivisible from our daily life. From cricket matches to blockbuster shows, amusement is the name of the game.
Scandals, elections, budgets, 2016 had it all. Here's what made news in business and economics.
Next year GDP will grow at the second-slowest rate in 16 years, according to MYEFO. This has big implications for unemployment and the deficit.
Economist Ross Guest unpacks some of the key numbers in the government's mid year budget update, with seven charts.
The Team Sky boss is due to give evidence to MP's at parliament. Here's what they should ask him.
A Parliamentary Budget Office report shows just how much the NBN might cost the taxpayer.
While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
The last 20 years of failure to tackle boardroom excess should prompt a more radical approach.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
The "no" result from Italy's referendum is likely to brew political and economic uncertainty for some time yet.
We like to think that our political views are well reasoned and backed by evidence. But research shows how easily we all succumb to cognitive biases to justify our own deeply held views.
The new president of the Business Council of Australia Grant King will need to change his message on company tax and other issues to really remain relevant.
Legislation designed to bring large business to book should be deployed to bring accountability to the cell block.
There are still a few real-world tests the Diverted Profits Tax or "Google Tax" will have to face before the government can claim it's among the toughest in the world.
Even if Italy votes for changes that will make it easier for the government to pass economic reforms, the country's economy will still be in trouble.
A group of experts dissect what the re-introduction of the ABCC means for the construction industry and its workers.
How can journalists resist a master media manipulator, reach local communities and sift through fake news and propaganda? Media experts explore the challenges of covering the next administration.
A revolt within the African National Congress against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has reached new heights. He has survived, but the repercussions will be felt for some time to come.
A new crowdfunded show about the Cuban revolution prepares to shed new light on the leader.
The controversy over changes to the backpacker tax shows the inadequacy of relying on backpackers as the primary labour source for a vital industry.