Government & Public Sector

A paid parental leave system based on gender equity principles

Moving away from the old ‘primary carer/secondary carer’ model of Paid Parental Leave (PPL) and to a system based on gender equity principles should be an aim of policymakers, moving forward.

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Student Experience in the Age of the Customer

Universities are committing to improve their student experience. But what exactly is student experience?

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COVID-19 impacts both cities and regional population growth

The Australian Bureau of Statistics regional population data just released has provided the first insights into the impact of COVID-19 on where people live has changed during the pandemic.

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Christmas, COVID and the scourge of Fairy Dust: an interview with Santa’s Chief H’elf Officer, Brian

COVID-19 has been a major issue for the world this year and disrupted almost every facet of life. Sadly, that disruption extends to the yuletide season with authorities imposing all…

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Retirement Income Review – what next for superannuation?

The Federal Government’s recent release of the Retirement Income Review is a welcome step forward in superannuation policy development. Unlike some other recent reviews, however, this one had no recommendations.

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Victorian Budget: a good mix of short, medium and even longer-term fiscal stimulus measures

The Budget suggests the Victorian economy will be severely hit this financial year due to impacts associated with the coronavirus lockdowns.

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Victorian Budget: investing further in lifting the economy out of recession

The 2020-21 Victorian Budget sees the government investing further in lifting the economy out of recession.

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NSW Budget: strong focus on job creation and the prospect of some major tax reform

There are some sobering figures here, but there is also much to be positive about.

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Customer crisis puts us at the crossroads

Universities around the world are handling the age of the customer in very different ways.

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Australian space takes its place on the world stage

Recurrent themes were connectedness, cooperation and sustainability – truly unifying themes for a world sometimes better understood in terms of its divisions. 

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COVID-19 sparks significant change in the way Australia makes law

Few areas of Australian society have been spared the effects of COVID-19. Changes to our economy, social interactions, places of work and education are apparent and, at times, unmistakeable. However,…

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Affordable living is more than just cheaper housing.

Australia’s economy has been hit hard, sliding into its first recession in three decades. But our households – especially the most vulnerable, those in the first two income quintiles – have been hit the hardest.

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Increasing childcare affordability would boost economy and society

Australia needs a rebound in economic activity, and productivity gains to bring us out of the recession and a major impediment to driving our economy is unequal gender workforce participation.

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