Can Europe's response to the Covid-19 health crisis put its economy on a greener path? To help answer this question, the recent GEM Energy Barometer polled around 100 energy experts in France.
Political and economic power-holders will strive for a return to pre-pandemic ‘normality’.
The Productivity Commission has released a report of its review of a national agreement on the skills workforce and the VET sector.
Billions have been lost in tax to fake self-employment and many registered as self-employed will struggle to get state aid.
The core egalitarian principle of the NHS could be under threat in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even allowing for falls in asset values and some tax dodging, a modest tax on the wealthiest could pay off the government's ballooning debt.
Significant numbers of key workers barely make the minimum wage.
Some EU countries have said they won't help companies based in tax havens – but that doesn't include the EU's own tax havens.
Australians faces an even more unequal future unless post-pandemic housing policy focuses on equity, solidarity and security. .
For every $1 lost in university tuition fees, there is another $1.15 lost in the broader economy. This means loss of university revenue can cost the Australian economy more than $40 billion by 2023.
Releasing the young from the lockdown first will produce a number of fatalities that is far smaller in the long run than those from any general release of the population.
New Zealand's COVID-19 elimination strategy has been a collective success, involving 'ordinary' Kiwis and unity across political divides. Ending lockdown and a looming election will test that unity.
We can use the sudden gift of free time to prepare for the labour market of the future.
Increases in unemployment result in a decrease in apprentice numbers, as well as employers taking on fewer new apprentices. Australia can't lose the workforce we might need for our recovery efforts.
Helping international students is in Australia's best interest. Universities rely on them to stay afloat, and in 2018, Australian universities contributed $41 billion to the economy.
Family violence issues are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-10 pandemic. Lockdown can especially affect women and children who may wish to escape an abusive relationship or receive support.
Representatives of tenants and agents agree that leaving individuals to try to sort out rent reductions has created a mess. It calls for government to step in to look after both renters and landlords.
To recover its economy, China must also see the economy of its export destination countries improve.