Articles in the News
18 Nov 2016
Professor Wai Fong Chua was quoted in Business Insider about her research that found ambitious corporate incentive schemes and performance goals can cause a negative impact on productivity.
20 Oct 2016
ABC (The World Today and Online) quoted Professor Sandra Van Der Laan about transparency of the value of RSL NSW following allegations of mismanagement.
25 Sep 2016
The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, WA Today, Canberra Times and Brisbane Times quoted Professor Sandra Van Der Laan about the funeral sector, in relation to a story about cremation costs.
Staff Member: Sandra Van Der Laan
Publication: The AgeSydney Morning Herald, WA Today, Canberra Times and Brisbane Times
07 Sep 2016
2SER FM interviewed Attila Balogh from the Business School about governance and accountability, the diversity of corporate boards and the significance of STEMM expertise on the board of early stage companies.
14 Jul 2016
Professor Sandra van der Laan was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about the new browser extension Folo, that lets consumers donate to charity at no cost.
11 May 2016
Dr Sandra van der Laan was interviewed on triple j about the business of funerals.
13 Apr 2016
Professor Sandra van der Laan was quoted by triple j (Hack) about funeral pricing methods.
18 Mar 2016
Professor Sandra van der Laan was interviewed on Radio National’s Life Matters about the independent audit of the Shane Warne Foundation.
17 Mar 2016
Professor Sandra van der Laan was interviewed on Radio National’s Life Matters about the independent audit of the Shane Warne Foundation and transparency in the charity sector.
15 Mar 2016
666 ABC Canberra interviewed Professor Sandra van der Laan about an independent audit of the Shane Warne Foundation.
12 Mar 2016
Professor Sandra van der Laan was interviewed on ABC (Radio National, 666 Canberra, 702 Sydney, 720 Perth) about the Shane Warne Foundation’s failure to comply with the legal requirements for submitting annual accounts on time.
06 Feb 2016
Stuff (New Zealand) quoted Professor Sue Newberry about the new approach to inflation in New Zealand.
02 Jan 2016
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Emeritus Professor Robert Walker on the NSW Government's sale of more than $3 billion of taxpayer-owner property.
11 Dec 2015
Professor Sandra van der Laan was interviewed on Radio Adelaide about the Australian Charities Regulator in light of a recent review conducted into the not-for-profit sector.
04 Dec 2015
Associate Professor Sandra van der Laan from the Business School was interviewed on ABC about a report released by the Charities and Not for Profits Commission on the final financial state of Australia’s 55,000 charities, with billions of dollars in donations remaining unaccounted for.
30 Nov 2015
Associate Professor Sandra Van Der Laan was interviewed on 3CR Melbourne and JOY FM Melbourne about the social dimensions of business ethics in light of allegations surrounding the Shane Warne Foundation.
07 Nov 2015
Emeritus Professor Robert Walker was quoted in an article about the benefits of special purpose financial statements for smaller companies with fewer employees.
02 Nov 2015
Public Finance International quoted Professor Sue Newberry on the dangers associated with disaster risk management funds.
01 Oct 2015
Anna Young-Ferris is quoted in an article about implementing conscious capitalism principles in corporations.
01 Oct 2015
Principles of Responsible Investment RI Quarterly featured research by Professor John Roberts and Dr Anna Young-Ferris that examines whether ESG factors can be captured like financial data.
07 Sep 2015
Emeritus Professor Robert Walker was interviewed on ABC's AM about claims that the costing of the Coalition's 2013 election promises breached auditing standards.
21 Aug 2015
The West Australian published an opinion piece by Associate Professor Jane Andrew and Dr Max Baker in an article about the hidden costs of private prisons.
01 Jul 2015
Dr Anna Young-Ferris is quoted in a book that identifies the key steps companies can take to embed ethical behaviour, foster strong, shared values and manage conduct risk effectively across the organisation.
25 Mar 2015
ABC Goulburn Murray interviewed Professor Robert Walker about an independent analysis into the Coalition's proposal to privatise electricity in NSW.
18 Mar 2015
The Sydney Morning Herald quotes Emeritus Professor Robert Walker in an article about the NSW government's privatisation strategy.
05 Mar 2015
666 ABC Canberra and 2SM Sydney interview Dr Gary Oliver about the Federal Government potentially ending Australia Post's letter service.
03 Mar 2015
Professor Bob Walker was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney and ABC (Mid North Coast) about the financial implications of the Baird Government's plan to sell off the state's electricity polls and wires.
Mike Baird accused of trying to disguise profitability of electricity businesses to make sale politically palatable
26 Feb 2015
Emeritus Professor Robert Walker is quoted in an article about the privitisation of the state's electricity assets.
22 Feb 2015
Associate Professor Rosina McAlpine-Mladenovic is interviewed for a story about a balanced approach to parenting in the context of breaking gender stereotypes.
04 Oct 2014
The Saturday Paper mentions research by Emeritus Professor Robert Walker in an article about privatisation.
12 Apr 2014
Sandra van der Laan is quoted in the article about the recent case asbestos victim Stephen Wickham won against James Hardie and the minimal funds left in the AICF fund set up to meet future asbestos claims.
31 Mar 2014
A report fins that several Australian companies could be inflating their adherence to corporate social responsibility guidelines. Max Baker is interviewed in the article.
02 Feb 2014
Dr Geoff Frost was quoted in a Sun Herald article about socially conscious investors.
09 Jan 2014
The Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times report economists are warning the Abbott government not to rush to sell off Australia's remaining Commonwealth-owned business and quotes Dr Bob Walker from the University of Sydney Business School.
19 Nov 2013
Max Baker discusses the government's pending decision to allow the sale of our largest publicly listed agribusinesses, GrainCorp, to giant American company Archer Daniels Midland.
19 Nov 2013
ABC NewsRadio interviews Max about ADM's dark history and whether it is likely to affect Graincorp's future performance in terms of social responsibility.
19 Nov 2013
Max Baker was interviewed by The Wire for his expert opinion on the government's pending decision to allow the sale of our largest publicly listed agribusinesses, GrainCorp, to giant American company Archer Daniels Midland.
12 Sep 2013
The Australian Financial Review has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre, on the issue of rising joblessness and underemployment despite workers' higher levels of qualification.
07 Sep 2013
Emeritus Professor Bob Walker was quoted in a Sydney Morning Herald piece on Saturday about Labor's inability to sell its economic record.
02 Sep 2013
ABC 702 Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Nigel Finch, Business School, who said overseas companies may now think twice about investing in Australian mining, after the corruption findings yesterday against former Labor minister Ian Macdonald.
21 Aug 2013
The Bangkok Post has published an op-ed by Associate Professor Nigel Finch on the need for ASEAN to promote proven franchise models to avoid failing on its SME development objectives.
05 Aug 2013
The Myanmar Times has published an op-ed by Dr Nigel Finch on the need for ASEAN to promote proven franchise models to avoid failing on its SME development objectives.
19 Jul 2013
ABC News 24 reported there have been protests from the salary packaging industry over changes to the Fringe Benefits Tax as the federal government plugs the budget hole left by scrapping the carbon tax. Associate Professor Nigel Finch, University of Sydney Business School, was interviewed.
13 Jul 2013
Fairfax Media has interviewed Professor Chris Wright on the topic of the role and use of managament consultants
09 Jul 2013
The Conversation website has published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Sandra van der Laan, Business School, on why calls to establish a James Hardie-style compensation fund for workers affected by asbestos are misguided.
18 Jun 2013
Lecturer Max Baker has published an article on Corporate Social Responsibility at The Conversation.
13 May 2013
Associate Profesoor Nigel Finch has written an article for the Myanmar Times on the topic of mining law reform.
09 May 2013
Professor Sue Newberry has been interviewed by ABC Television's Four Corners program following her investigation of speculative investments made by Surf Life Saving Australia.
30 Apr 2013
Crikey.com has interviewed David Chaikin, an associate professor at the University of Sydney Business School, regarding tax havens.
11 Apr 2013
Lloyd's List Australia has interviewed Associate Professor Nigel Finch at the University of Sydney Business School, on the federal government's drive to break into and expand in Myanmar as an emerging market.
02 Apr 2013
Max Baker discusses the need for Julian Assange to consider his Australian senate run as more than just a ticket out of the Ecuadorian embassy.
26 Feb 2013
Radio 2SER has interviewed Eric Clubb, Accounting Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School, re global tax havens and how they work.
24 Feb 2013
The Australian Financial Review has published a letter to the editor by Emeritus Professor Graeme Dean and Honorary Professor Frank Clarke at the University of Sydney Business School, in which they argue that a better focused accounting system with independent testing (in the quality control sense) by auditors would better inform shareholders and the market.
15 Jan 2013
10 Dec 2012
The Australian has interviewed Professor John Roberts, Business School, on corporate governance in relation to the dismissal of the principal of Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne.
12 Sep 2012
Professor Bob Walker has described the Queensland state governments assessment of its finances as "misleading and deceptive" in The Australian
07 Sep 2012
Professor Bob Walker has reviewed former Federal Treasurer Peter Costello's audit of the Queensland state finances and declared that the report is neither independent, nor an "audit" as such.
23 Jul 2012
Published course entry scores are no longer the simple, unambiguous signposts they once were, with universities reinterpreting HSC results in a great variety of ways, notably by throwing bonus points into the mix.
20 Jun 2012
The Australian Financial Review has published an op-ed co-authored by Frank Clarke and Graeme Dean, honorary professors in the Discipline of Accounting of the University of Sydney Business School, on the implications for auditors of the recent ruling to uphold the class action settlement in the Centro-PricewaterhouseCoopers case.
06 Jun 2012
ABC Radio South East NSW interviewed Honorary Professor Bob Walker, Discipline of Accounting at the University of Sydney Business School, regarding rising power prices and how the situation is being handled by the NSW government.
29 May 2012
The Age newspaper has made note of University of Sydney Business School Honorary Professor Bob Walker's defence of the need to maintain accounting standards at a University conference attended by industry.
01 Apr 2012
In The Black magazine has interviewed Associate Professor in Accounting at the University of Sydney Business School, Rosina McAlpine, who, frustrated by a dearth of decent books on parenthood, penned her own guide to bringing up kids in the 21st century.
22 Mar 2012
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's threat to get tough on disclosure is just about an annual event now. Though the motivation is legitimate, it is not so well placed when it has to be made so often.
29 Jun 2011
The University of Sydney Business School Accounting Professors Frank Clarke and Graeme Dean have written in the Australian Financial Review about the implications of the federal court decision in the Centro case.
24 Jan 2011
Accounting Professor Bob Walker from the University of Sydney talks about the New South Wales electricity sales and how the Government has witheld so many details that it is impossible to analyse the multibillion-dollar transactions.
29 Dec 2010
James Hardie directors' appeal against the decision favouring ASIC brings increased criticism. It may be time to question whether a group of companies is capable of being regulated, write the University of Sydney Business School Accounting Professors Frank Clarke and Graeme Dean.