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5 Key Characteristics of a Good Mentor

Finding a good mentor is more than an opportunity for networking: these professional relationships are how we learn and grow from the knowledge of those whose footsteps we hope to foll...

Vital Signs: we'll never cut unemployment to 0%, but less than 4% should be our goal

ShutterstockOne of the most concerning things that happens in any recession is the spike in unemployment. The COVID-19-induced recession in Australia and around the world is no exception &nd...

We put forward a way to govern ASIC better. The government said no

The current governance/management crisis at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, ASIC has seen a deputy chairman resign and the chairman step aside under a cloud.It might ha...

Rather than recalling unsafe products, why not ensure they're safe in the first place?

ShutterstockThe death of Brittney Conway, the three-year-old Gold Coast girl killed by swallowing a button battery, has again drawn attention to deaths and injuries caused by consumer goods ...

Pumped hydro isn't our energy future, it's our past

It’s now beyond dispute that — for new electricity generation — solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy are cheaper than anything else: cheaper than new coal fired ...

Blink and you'll miss it: what the budget did for working mums

Amy Humphries/UpsplashWorking mothers get something in the budget, but not much, and not for long.Before the budget the second earner in a couple with young children (usually the mother) los...

Momentum vs underdog status: this time the advantage is with Joe Biden

Polls highly favour Joe Biden to win the US presidential election. These polls are not just abstract information. By telling prospective voters who is the most likely to win, can they influe...

Luke Lazarus Turns Startups into Competitive Firms

Globalization has numerous benefits. It also has some demerits. People have a higher standard of living; because of the increased availability of high-quality and cheap consumer goods;...

The Significance of Letterboxes

Ever since an email was made publicly available in 1996, the art of sending handwritten letters had lost its appeal and importance. These days, communication is much improved, and you ...

'Could do better': Top Australian economists award the budget a cautious pass

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDAustralia’s leading economists have struggled to grade this month’s budget. Challenged by the Economic Society of Australia and The Convers...

Google's huge market share doesn't automatically make it a monopoly

shutterstockThis week the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a lawsuit accusing Google of using “anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in the mark...

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