A fully loaded semitrailer can cause 10,000 times more damage to roads than a family car.
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Australia should follow the lead of other nations like New Zealand and Switzerland and increase the charges for heavy vehicles on roads, proportionate to the amount of wear and tear they cause.
Building negotiating power is crucial for anyone looking to ask for a pay rise. But for those who can't, perhaps it's the employers' responsibility to ensure fair compensation.
For a whole lot of workers in Australia, cutting a better pay deal is very hard.
While New Zealand leads the world in how easy it is to register a business, government regulation makes it expensive and time consuming to trade internationally.
Business Briefing: following the money in cricket.
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Rather than just admiring a good hit or delivery, there’s another way to analyse what’s happening on a cricket pitch. Cricket players are actually business people, in the sense that they’re weighing up…
Ethical scandals at Uber and Fox have focused attention on the leaders of the organizations, but the problems of a toxic culture often embed deep within an organization.
The ASX code was written by, and for, corporate insiders. The council that regulates it is not monitored by a government body, and its members are not elected.
While you can't say one retirement system is better than the other, Australia can learn a lot from New Zealand's simpler and more flexible system.
The corporate veil, traditionally friend of directors and foe of outsiders, may have turned double agent.
The data show wealth inequality has grown but is lower now than before the GFC. And overall household income inequality has barely shifted since the start of this century.
While the current speculation in crypto-currency and assets should make us pause, this is not a speculative driven bubble like tulips, or gold mining stocks.
Even though the shift towards part-time employment has actually been happening for many years, it now appears to be slowing.
Australian retailers aren't efficient enough to compete with Amazon on price, and that's before we factor in Amazon's other businesses.
A study shows the reality of gig worker experiences is far more nuanced than enjoying flexible work or being exploited.
If former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers is right, then the unmistakable implication is that the RBA should probably cut rates -- perhaps twice -- later this year.
Tax deductibility for donations to non-profit journalism centres in the United States have invigorated quality journalism. This same model could help Australian journalism.
For Ten to be a viable business it needs to make hard decisions to cut costs and reach more viewers.
The Law Reform Commission has recommended that banks take 'reasonable steps' to protect vulnerable Australians.
The amplified public concerns about executive pay that led to the cementing of reporting and disclosure into law, may start trend of voluntary disclosure among professional bodies.
Ten Network has been placed in voluntary administration, after major shareholders refused to guarantee another loan.
New research shows uncertainty isn't the cause of slow economic growth. But that could change if the government isn't clearer about policies.
There are some different strategies unions are now considering to help these organisations survive in a changing economy.