A scenario analysis of the construction industry in 2036 paints an interesting picture for workers.
Business Briefing: Simon McKeon on removing the retirement label.
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If we're all living longer, why shouldn't we be allowed to work longer? That's what Monash Chancellor Simon McKeon is arguing.
New analysis shows low-income earners, particularly in Tasmania and South Australia, face the most mortgage stress.
Giving rich households superannuation concessions is not justified according to new research which says these retirees spend as much as their poorer counterparts.
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon wants the RBA to focus on economic growth, and he's not alone.
People in all manner of professions from economists and real estate agents to stockbrokers and doctors are beginning to recognise the huge potential and power of unconventional data.
The roll out of the NDIS means disability service providers and the people they employ are exposed to more market forces and this could result in protection for workers.
Firms that are trying to branch out into new technology, while at the same time retaining traditional business, are facing similar problems to startups.
The Deliveroo strike shows even gig workers can find ways to push back if they feel they are being underpaid.
Energy markets are increasingly global, with growing security issues. Disengaging is not the answer.
Are penalty rates no longer relevant in the retail industry — and do they cost jobs? Recent research compared two neighbouring states where one raised rates to the other's level to find the answer.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's first major post-election economic speech revealed not a hint of awareness that large swathes of the electorate had been unpersuaded by his major policy programs.
Good corporate governance is good for efficiency and profit in banks. But having independent board members and the number of board meetings don't play a role, research shows.
Business Briefing: a better to design an office.
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Research shows that many building codes don't designate the maximum number of people that should fit in an office, but that's not the only problem with standard office design.
When it comes to using technology, businesses don't always get it right.
Projects like Sydney’s WestConnex and Melbourne’s Western Distributor don't account for real world evidence of driver behaviour in estimating travel time savings.
There is a real threat from Chinese ownership of electricity networks such as Ausgrid. The Treasurer needs to be more frank about these threats.
Glenn Stevens' legacy shows how to maintain the independence of the Reserve Bank in crisis as well as the limits of monetary policy.
The US economy is improving off the back of jobs figures while in Australia, the government is being warned by the Reserve Bank to step up its game.
The Chinese government is changing its role in state-owned enterprises and there's less cause for concern about the investment bids of these firms in Australia.
What are the consequences of negative gearing policy? We've created a board game to model how negative gearing affects housing distribution, based on modelling from Dr Stephen Woodcock.
The presumption in government is that privatisation is always desirable, but many failures have led consumers to think differently.
Business Briefing: the big bucks of broadcasting the Olympics.
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The amount broadcasters will pay for the rights to the Olympics keeps going up, but is the value of the rights changing?
Credit rating agencies have a poor track record when it comes to evaluating risk.
As customers gain more control of their media environment, advertisers have to go to greater lengths to get their brand name seen, known and remembered.