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Actually, Mr Trump, it's stronger environmental regulation that makes economic winners

Donald Trump has ordered US federal agencies to bypass environmental protection laws and fast-track pipeline, highway and other infrastructure projects. Signing the executive order last mont...

Vital Signs: 50,000 Australians a day are being tested for COVID-19. How to solve the maths that says the number should be 6.5 million

As Victoria grapples with a second-wave outbreak of COVID-19, the importance of large-scale testing has again been highlighted.Without its “testing blitz” aiming at 10,000 tests ...

Sure, let's bring production onshore, but it might not ensure supplies

ShutterstockThe pandemic has changed the way we think about supply chains, in particular the chains that feed our need for food, medical supplies, and defence equipment. It has led Prime Min...

Don't panic (again): here's why Melbourne's supermarket shortages will quickly pass

You’re nervous, I get it. Panic buying is back, not as strong as in March and more localised in Melbourne. Once again shop shelves have been emptied of pasta, toilet paper and other ho...

If architecture is the canary in the coalmine, the outlook for construction is appalling

ShutterstockArchitecture suffers before building does.A survey of more than 450 architecture practices conducted by the Association of Consulting Architects finds that two thirds have lost m...

CBD Dosage Chart For Heart Disease

Heart disease is extremely common among individuals of all ages, caused by bad eating and drinking habits, plenty of stress, and high blood pressure. Over time, this medical condition ...

Small budgets, big ideas — what a viral adult film awareness campaign tells us about New Zealand advertising

When the New Zealand government wanted a campaign to keep kids safe online, naturally it turned to a couple of naked porn actors to get the message across.Actually the government turned to v...

Huawei's window of opportunity closes: how geopolitics triumphed over technology

Sipa USAWhen the United Kingdom completed its telecom supply chain review last year it gave a green light to Huawei by concluding that nationality-based bans did nothing to improve network s...

Melbourne's second lockdown spells death for small businesses. Here are 3 things government can do to save them

The reimposition of stage 3 restrictions on metropolitan Melbourne is, as Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says, a matter of life or death. That’s also true for small businesses. A fur...

Low-paid, young women: the grim truth about who this recession is hitting hardest

ShutterstockWhen a recession hits, no group of workers is immune. But some are harder hit than others. The latest labour market figures are giving us a good idea of who is being hardest hit ...

Australia needs a six-month GST holiday

ShutterstockTreasurer Josh Frydenberg has spent billions trying to save us from recession. The winding down of JobKeeper scheduled for September means he’ll have to spend billions more...