Australian banks improved their efficiency after the introduction in 2003 of the ASX Principles of Good Corporate Governance, which aimed for improved governance mechanisms and thus better control over bank management.
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Good corporate governance is good for efficiency and profit in banks. But having independent board members and the number of board meetings don't play a role, research shows.
The militant extreme right is also capable of attracting young Australians to its cause.
The arrest on terrorism charges of a white 'nationalist extremist' from an avowedly right-wing organisation should alert Australians to the dangers of violence from that direction.
Women may be happy in jobs that are stereotypically seen as ‘women’s work’ because of the way gender roles have developed over time.
Women may be happy in roles that are associated with gender stereotypes but the gender pay gap persists and women certainly aren't happy with that.
Greater efficiency does not necessarily flow from greater competition.
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Competition between super funds should drive innovation and efficiency, not be an ideological tool.
Locating and identifying people who are homeless is inherently challenging.
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Reliable data about the homeless population is vital when developing policy, allocating funding and developing services for vulnerable people. But first the census needs to find them.
For any person on the road to recovery from trauma exposure, the key factors are stability and safety.
Perceived stigma, failure to seek help and failures of policing organisations to support help-seeking have created a melting pot of despair for some officers.
Behavioural activation rivals other therapies and medication in the treatment of depression.
Behavioural activation aims to increase engagement in activities we value, which boosts our chances of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life.
Windows 10 was designed with more than the desktop in mind.
A year after its launch, Windows 10 continues to evolve and improve upon its predecessor. However, the privacy concerns still haven't gone away.
Older Australians choosing to downsize or access their home equity face tax penalties.
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The current system is causing inefficiencies in housing markets, but governments seem unwilling to act.
HILDA data shows superannuation will soon overtake the family home as the major asset owned by Australians.
Superannuation changes are sorely needed because recent data shows only a small number of wealthy Australians are accumulating wealth through it.
China has the most extensive high-speed rail network in the world, which has helped reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.
High-speed rail is now a well-established technology and Australia needs it, as long as the project ticks all the boxes needed to deliver both private and public benefits.
Sur la Promenade des Anglais, à Nice, au lendemain de l’attaque au camion lors des festivités du 14-Juillet.
L’attentat de Nice est un terrifiant exemple de ces attaques low-tech encouragées par les organisations terroristes et qui menacent nos sociétés au quotidien.
Though eventually shot dead, the Nice attacker managed to exact a dreadful toll primarily through use of a vehicle.
The Nice attack shows what dreadful impact can be caused by the use of an innocuously familiar part of modern life – a motor vehicle.
The good news is the post-Brexit market movements in high-yielding currencies have been relatively benign.
China will not be able to rescue Australia if another crisis hits.
Disability service providers face considerable challenges in the new, market-based environment.
The NDIS's aspiration of providing user choice and control represents considerable challenges to disability service providers.
The 2011 heatwave hit kelp forests hard along a long stretch of WA coast.
A 10-week surge in ocean temperatures off the Western Australian coast has killed off large patches of kelp forest, the "biological engine" of Australia's southern reefs.
Difficult to measure, easy to see.
Understanding fear is a useful tool for any investor.
There’s a lot to consider before you can be sure a shipping container home is your best affordable housing option.
Have you thought about usable space, re-engineering, structural integrity, contamination, insulation and comfort? If not, you need to before jumping into building a home from shipping containers.
Back in 2012, Bill Shorten was Superannuation Minister.
While the major political parties agree on the need for superannuation reform, they differ on how to get there.
The impact of an uncertain election result on the sharemarket isn’t going to be as bad as Brexit.
The prospect of a hung parliament or minority government may lead to investor uncertainty and little movement in asset prices.