Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Defence Minister Marise Payne today awarded the $50 billion future submarine to French bidder DCNS.
Industry and research spillovers could generate a benefit well in advance of the net cost of the submarine project.
When it's cheaper to buy and rent out and then rent another place, you know something is wrong with negative gearing.
Just after the second world war, union membership was almost 65% of the workforce. Now it is just 15%.
A diminishing membership base, changes to labour and industry and heightened political attention has left the once-powerful trade union movement flailing.
A Lebanese policeman prevents Australian TV presenter Tara Brown from looking towards journalists while escorting her from a courthouse to a prison for women, east of Beirut.
The fallout from 60 Minutes' bungled child recovery attempt will likely be some heads rolling and some new faces promising higher standards. But like truckies, journalists and their programs are being asked to 'go the extra mile'.
A study has found that Australians aren’t primarily motivated by racism in their attitudes towards Chinese investment and foreign investment.
A survey has found that the percentage of foreign ownership is more worrying to Australians than the country-of-origin of the investment.
Under construction: it’s extremely hard to measure productivity in construction or any other sector.
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Voters will hear a lot about productivity in the lead up to the budget. The key thing to remember is that it's a very rubbery concept, enormously tricky to measure and highly politicised.
Modern debates around breastfeeding would be eerily familiar to someone from the 18th or 19th century.
The Fashionable Mamma, James Gillroy, 1796. The British Museum.
Regular controversies over breastfeeding might seem like a quirk of contemporary life. But 18th and 19th century clothing reveal that women have been handling the issue of visibility and practicality for centuries.
A special purpose liquidator is used to investigate certain aspects of a case, like Clive Palmer’s involvement with Queensland Nickel.
Special purpose liquidators are appointed by courts to pursue specific tasks in liquidation, in the case of Queensland Nickel, this will mean investigating Clive Palmer's dealings.
Protestors in Perth call for an independent investigation into Ms Dhu’s death.
The statistics used to discuss deaths in custody can make us lose sight of the fact that it's people we're talking about. People with families and friends, who died prematurely – and often brutally.
The royal commission was highly critical of police investigating other police officers, but police remain responsible for investigating deaths in custody in most Australian jurisdictions.
Accountability for the deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the hands of the state remains absent 25 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody's report.
What’s missing from the Panama Papers data drop is as important as what was leaked.
Authorities have been slow to respond to the tax revelations of the Panama Papers.
Indigenous prison and police custody rates have actually increased since the royal commission tabled its report.
The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody's report was meant to be a blueprint for reducing the disproportionate incarceration of Indigenous Australians and deaths in custody.
Malcolm Turnbull has downplayed calls for a royal commission into the banks, arguing that their operations are already well governed.
The politics that Malcolm Turnbull and the big banks support is one in which people are robbed of their citizenship and reduced to economic functionaries.
It’s not easy to build an innovative culture when everyone’s focused on just keeping the organisation afloat.
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Before you call in the consultants, stress test your business strategies, intrapreneurship and culture.
Standing on the sidelines.
Businesses are reducing the UK tax take with a new form of self-employment which harks back to mediaeval England.
What is the purpose of measuring engagement, impact or quality?
Engagement is not impact, and simple measures such as non-government research income tell us very little about genuine external engagement between universities and industry.
Steelmaking businesses need to refocus from commodities to technology and innovation in order to remain viable.
Steelmakers like Arrium need to move away from commodities and invest in steel products in growth industries.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that two-thirds of all industrial disputes in Australia are in construction, and that construction industrial disputes are up since the ABCC closed. Is that right?
Hillary Clinton is a flawed presidential candidate. But she’s still probably the best on offer.
The rise of women to very powerful positions has not, to date, opened the way for other women. So there is no reason to believe a Hillary Clinton presidency would change that.
Unless councillors are helped to focus on their representative roles, local democracy’s effectiveness could be in danger.
If local councils are bigger and councillors represent more residents, it is important that they focus on understanding their communities’ needs and aspirations, rather than on day-to-day operations.