Cairns Lagoon: as a good response to the tropical climate, it’s a very active place but with little business activity.
Good urban design and walkability boost local economic activity by increasing public activity, but cities need to pay more attention to the effects of microclimates on streets and public spaces.
Bottleshops affect the health and well-being of people across the suburb, not just the health of people who buy the alcohol.
There's growing evidence the location and density of bottleshops influences the health and well-being of locals, particularly in disadvantaged areas.
Labor’s figure of 700,000 is based largely on a McKell Institute report.
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In a recorded phone call to voters, Labor leader Bill Shorten said that “cuts to penalty rates will rip off 700,000 workers”. Is that true?
The Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut Sunday penalty rates is expected to reduce the income of hundreds of thousands of Australians. But how do we calculate that?
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Q&A between the University of Melbourne's Joshua Healy and The McKell Institute's Edward Cavanough about methodologies for estimating the impact of the proposed Sunday penalty rate cuts.
The footwear retailer, once a staple of the UK high street, is being forced by falling sales to consider its options.
In one Melbourne case study, half-a-dozen bikes occupying the same space as a parked car generated, on average, nearly four times as much retail spending.
Pro-bike policies can boost local business. In one Melbourne case study, the average hourly retail spending from six bikes was $97.20 compared to $27 from one car occupying an equivalent space.
You might think the people who grow Christmas trees get to put their feet up for most of the year. You'd be wrong.
It’s hard to pin down the supply chain for prawns.
The use of slave labour in the global chain that supplies prawns to supermarkets in the US and the UK has been highlighted by a report in The Guardian. Following a six-month investigation, it was revealed…
Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility - because retailers care.
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After years of campaigning and lobbying, several evidence reviews, a draft government Bill (last September), and pre-legislative scrutiny from a joint select committee of peers and MPs, the UK government…