Government & Public Sector

Intergenerational report highlights key challenges for the future

The need to increase productivity faster is perhaps the greatest of all the challenges examined in the report

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The geopolitics of semiconductors, fundamental building blocks of our world

Australia, like anywhere in the world, needs a reliable supply of semiconductors both right now, and as it faces into the future, including in our transition to a net-zero economy.

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Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist comments on the NSW Budget

The underlying economic premise of this budget is one of turning the corner and focusing on a more prosperous and progressive future.

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A new era of government: agile, responsive, customer centric and closely aligned with the needs of business

Adaptive decision-making in service redesign, as well as the leveraging and deploying of technological solutions at a rapid pace, has enabled the delivery of much-needed stimulus packages during the crisis.

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Globalisation and higher education – the ephemeral dream

Australia’s return to sustained economic growth is highly dependent on our exports. Pre-COVID-19, education was Australia’s third largest export earner.

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What Happens Next? Building a healthy and happy future for ageing communities

In Australia, many of us fear the aging process. In our youth obscessed culture we’d rather not think about or see out older Australians.

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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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