Government & Public Sector

Workforce time out detrimental to women’s financial security: childcare support redresses the balance

Time taken out of the workforce can be significantly detrimental to women’s finances and security in retirement and extra childcare support is an excellent way of redressing that balance.

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Census 2021: What will journey to work data mean when we aren’t leaving home?

The Census will be conducted on the 10th of August 2021 and provides a comprehensive snapshot of the demographic, economic, social and cultural make-up of Australia.

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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

As you know, KPMG’s resident logistics expert, Brendan Richards has a hotline to Santa HQ and we asked him to get in touch to find out how the pandemic has impacted festive operations. Brendan spoke to Santa’s Chief H’elf Officer, Brian.

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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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