The cynic might argue Theresa May wants to endear herself to the electorate, and what could be more convenient than to bring back a policy which resonates strongly with aspiring middle class parents.
The Coalition has reached a compromise to get its superannuation reform past its own party, but the changes will make it harder for women and older workers.
We need all schools and young people to thrive, not just the select few.
The government should follow through on setting up a register of beneficial ownership of companies if it wants to get serious about tax evasion.
Both the government and opposition's proposed reforms to the superannuation system will target generous tax breaks given mostly to wealthy retirees.
If the RBA includes commercial credit cards in new caps on interchange fees, small to medium enterprises might not be able to use them as a source of finance.
The Australian government should look to the private sector to fund, develop and run more urban rail projects.
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.
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.
In May 2017 metro mayors will be elected in a number of cities and counties across England, but what are they and what will they do?
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.
The presumption in government is that privatisation is always desirable, but many failures have led consumers to think differently.
Australia should learn from the failings of New Zealand's investment approach to welfare.
As the budget deficit fades from political view, anxiety shifts to the much wider current account deficit. It may signal UK dynamism, but neither financing nor closing it look easy after Brexit.
Different animals and different behaviors rely on various forms and combinations of 'government' to carry out desired actions.
Business Briefing: The hurdles, pitfalls and payoffs of investing in Indonesia.
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When it comes to doing business in Indonesia, some Australian businesses have a lot to learn.
Innovation is not just about taking risks, but minimising and managing them.
Beware dumbing down.
Why is it that we want strong democracies for ourselves, but "economic czars" for others?
A Productivity Commission report on digital disruption argues that government's should stop creating barriers to innovation but it fails to provide solutions on privacy and ownership of data.