Business & Economy

Australian IR shouldn’t be a bloody battle to the death

There is something fundamentally broken about Australia’s system of industrial relations. It isn’t the laws themselves. In fact if the laws were the main issue you would have expected Australia…

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Social media gives farmers a voice

Recently, the Federal Government released its Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper and announced a $4bn investment to drive the future of the Australian Agricultural industry. The Government actively engaged social media…

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Growing up is not a bad thing in business

But now I am six, I’m as clever as clever, So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever. A.A. Milne Often children are torn between two mindsets;…

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More than income in – income out: fiscal sustainability requires vision for the society we want to live in.

So what is fiscal sustainability? Fiscal sustainability is the ability of a government to sustain its current spending, tax and other policies in the long run without threatening government solvency…

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Big or small, schooner or shandy: How our love of beer is reshaping a traditionally stable and iconic industry

There are those of us who would profess that beer is what makes the world go round. So important was a good drink that early humans ceased their nomadic ways…

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Growth imperative seen as vital by CEOs in an increasingly complex global environment

Driving growth and delivering value are familiar concepts to Australian ASX-listed CEOs and other corporate leaders. As the complexity of business increases in local and global markets, the drivers for…

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Greece – the European Argentina?

There are striking parallels between the current economic situation in Greece and the ‘Great Depression’ of Argentina around the turn of this new century. There are however enough variances to…

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Buying off the plan – Caveat emptor

Being in property advisory I often get asked by friends and colleagues if I have heard of some small (fancily known as boutique) developer for their reassurance before they commit…

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Y Gen Y? This is Y…

Apparently, because we were born between 1981 and 1999, we are millennials. We are also called Generation Y, which makes more sense because when we look at how businesses are…

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What will our cities (and society) look like in 2050?

With a shift away from unskilled labour to ‘knowledge work’ where job opportunities are focused in the CBD, how we will manage this polarised society in the future? What will…

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Food vs ‘Food’: how pseudo-science is affecting the food industry

As a food professional who has worked in the industry for several years, I’ve always been fascinated at how food and the food industry can present such a vast array…

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Passionate about the job

Erich Gampenrieder is the leader of KPMG’s Global Supply Chain Centre of Excellence, based in Germany. Over the past 17 years he has led many international transformation supply chain programs.…

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Face-to-face over Facebook

There’s been some discussion in the media recently about how much time Australians spend on social networking sites. And that’s not just Gen Y and Gen X. One source estimated…

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