As watchdogs, regulators, tax agencies, and lobby groups apply more pressure to tech giants Google and Facebook, the two companies are rebranding in response.
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It's surprising that news publishers seem to hand more power to Google because now more than ever there's an urgency to have clear barriers between news companies, social media platforms and search engines.
Certain types of organisations diffuse responsibility and diminish individual culpability.
The way corporations are structured makes it hard to establish criminal culpability even if directors and executives control processes and are paid bonuses based on performance.
Workplaces need safe spaces to facilitate discussion about issues that are difficult, awkward and shameful to engage with.
Workplace reactions to #MeToo risk exacerbating the problem. What's needed are more face-to-face conversations, no matter how awkward they may be.
Australians in creative industries have grown to 5.5% of the total workforce.
The federal government should set the country on an innovation path that takes account of where some of the strongest job growth is occurring.
Scarcity, trust and repetition are all pressure selling tactics that can be used to manipulate us.
In psychology, we know people don’t always think through their decision-making in a rational and linear way when placed under situations of stress.
The merged union will especially benefit members of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia.
Super unions allow for more resources to be put into building union membership and other union activities.
There is a strong relationship between a low socioeconomic background and low financial literacy.
Financial literacy is more than numeracy, it requires a healthy scepticism of financial institutions and confidence in making financial decisions.
The Open Budget Index gave Australia’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) report a high score of 93.
In it's first inclusion in the Open Budget Index of 115 countries, Australia ranks 12th.
Unions negotiate for improved employment security and training opportunities.
Research finds union members earn more because they have more experience than their non-union colleagues.
Yi Gang will take over the leadership of China’s central bank from Zhou Xiaochuan, who had been in the position since 2002.
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As the governor of China's central bank oversees the stability of the world’s second largest economy, this leadership change is one the global economy is watching closely.
Longer-term interest rates influence households’ and businesses’ spending and investment plans.
While the RBA might not be able to influence the current cash rate, it can still influence longer-term rates by offering guidance about its future policy decisions.
Whoever buys Coles will have a huge store network.
Spinning off Coles is a great example of how good Wesfarmers is at entering and exiting markets.
Can a company claim intellectual property rights over a conversation between contractors?
Could an employer or platform claim copyright in a chat group? We’d first have to accept that conversations in a chat group are protected by copyright.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses a special ASEAN summit in Sydney.
Past shared history and/or cultural, ethnical or religious homogeneity can no longer be the only determinants of the level of co-operation among nations.
Construction of new dwellings was up 3.1% in January 2018.
The construction sector works on a bit of a time lag. So there are a bunch of projects underway that were premised on the loose credit of recent years.
The Financial Services Royal Commission has heard of irresponsible lending to elderly Australians.
In a period of declining housing affordability and precarious employment, older people are sitting on a "nest egg".
Companies should listen to both male and female employees on this issue and pay attention to any backlash.
Research has found Silicon Valley engineers feared speaking up when they recognise poor behaviour among their male colleagues.
Rowena Orr QC rebuked banks on the first day of the Royal Commission for failing to provide specific documents.
The Financial Services Royal Commission can ask the banks for the material it wants, in the form it wants.
If we examine the proportion of people employed in Australia, as compared to the US, it tells a very different story.
Unemployment rates have risen in Australia while falling in the US. But Australia has experienced a much smaller decline in the proportion of its population who are in work.
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen says the cost of cash refunds has exploded.
Scrapping cash refunds on dividends could make the tax system fairer. But super funds could invest less in Australian companies.
We benefit most when we focus on exporting the goods and services we are the most efficient at producing.
Smaller businesses contribute a huge amount of Australia's national output but a tiny proportion of our exports.
If consumers are unsure of how that data was collected and used they are likely to reject the personalised content.
Brands need to build trust by being transparent about how they collect data.
In some cases, pay what you want did not provide an increase in revenue. A recent example is the closure of the Footscray Lentils as Anything restaurant.
There may be altruistic reasons for companies to adopt 'pay as you want' pricing, but research shows it can lead to an increase in revenue.
Donald Trump has announced import tariffs on steel and aluminium.
Trump's tariffs will have only a small impact on the Australian economy, as Australia isn't a large exporter of steel or aluminium.
Construction of apartments will be a key thing to watch in 2018.
Statements from the RBA show it's little wonder markets are not predicting a rate increase this year.