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A fully loaded semitrailer can cause 10,000 times more damage to roads than a family car. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

Trucks are destroying our roads and not picking up the repair cost

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.

How to ask for a pay rise

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.

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China's influence

China’s economy continues to grow, but corruption remains a major issue. Wu Hong/EPA

Corruption looks different in China

Corruption is a political tool is China and it all depends on where you stand, as to who's to blame. One thing is for sure- Western standards don't apply.

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Terrorism

15 years on after the September 11 terrorism attacks, research shows global terrorism can give some companies competitive advantages while destroying others. Peter Foley/AAP

Fifteen years on from 9/11, we calculated the true cost to business

The effects of terrorism on businesses are wide ranging but some are learning how to adapt to risk and use it to their competitive advantage.

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Explaining the budget

The federal government receives more revenue than the states so it divvies it up between them, but with conditions. Lukas Coch/AAP

Budget explainer: the federal-state battle for funding

The reason for the constant struggle for funding between the states and federal government relates back to the constitution.

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