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Despite China free trade agreement Australian beef producers are missing out

Despite a free trade agreement dropping tariffs from Australian beef imports to China, Australia’s ability to supply China has gone backwards. In 2014-15, the volume of Australia’s beef ex...

A super test for Australia's political system

In the past week, both major parties have made welcome, albeit tentative, commitments to tackle much-needed budget repair. The Turnbull government has moved quickly to lock in budget savings that Labo...

What construction jobs will look like when robots can build things

By 2034/35, almost 20% of Australians (6.2 million) are projected to be aged 65 or over. One sector already feeling the impact of the ageing population is construction. In Queensland, the number of co...

Business Briefing: Simon McKeon on removing the retirement label

Those who want to work longer should be given the option to, McKeon argues.www.shutterstock.comFormer Treasurer Joe Hockey did not get a warm reception when he confirmed the retirement age would incre...

Poor and rich retirees spend about the same

Research shows that poor and wealthy retirees spend about the same during their retirement.www.shutterstock.comThere is little justification in giving rich households generous superannuation tax conce...

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