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  • Greece shows compassion to migrants while Australia stops the boats 27 Jul 2015

    The Age

    By Dimitria Groutsis and Diane van den Broek

    Dimitria Groutsis and Diane van den Broek co-authored an opinion piece in The Age about the treatment of asylum seekers in Greece. Read more

  • Busting the five myths about negative gearing 19 Jul 2015

    Sydney Morning Herald

    By Jamie Alcock

    Associate Professor Jamie Alcock authored an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald about the significance of the Reserve Bank of Australia entering the debate on negative gearing. Read more

  • Strategic mindset can fend off Greek tragedy here 19 Jul 2015

    Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times

    By Suresh Cuganesan

    Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times published an article by Professor Suresh Cuganesan about how a strategic approach to economic reform is vital following the Greek crisis. Read more

  • Greece debt crisis: Why painful tax and pension reform is Greece's only option 17 Jul 2015

    Australian Financial Review

    By Shumi Akhtar

    Dr Shumi Akhtar discusses the Greece debt crisis in an opinion piece she authored for the Australian Financial Review. Read more

  • Why negative gearing is not a fair tax policy 17 Jul 2015

    The Conversation

    By Antony Ting

    The Conversation publishes an opinion piece by Associate Professor Antony Ting about how negative gearing advantages some taxpayers over others. Read more

  • High quality strategic thinking needed to prevent Greek style challenges here 17 Jul 2015

    The University of Sydney Business School

    By Suresh Cuganesan

    As the world continues to ponder the challenges Greece faces it is time that domestically we pay more attention to Australia‚Äôs version of the same problem. Yes we do not face the prospect of a big bang default on our debt. But our problem is no less significant, resembling a slowly ticking time bomb that, if left unaddressed, will result in reduced living standards and substandard public services for future generations. Read more

  • Police risk lives without protection of modern employment law 17 Jul 2015

    The University of Sydney Business School

    By Giuseppe Carabetta

    More than 58,000 sworn state police officers in Australia perform demanding work daily serving our community. The risk of routine activities escalating to injury or life-threatening violence with little or no warning makes officers deserving, and needing, of high level protection both in the field and at law. Yet unlike the majority of public sector workers, police have never been employees in the legal sense of the term. Read more

  • Conscious Capitalism: a higher purpose for business? 17 Jul 2015

    The University of Sydney Business School

    By Anna Young-Ferris

    Stakeholder engagement, value creation, sustainability and responsibility have become common in the parlance of contemporary business language and even sometimes practice; however the concepts of meaning, purpose, empowerment, and dare it be said selflessness, love and spirituality are not readily associated with capitalist business, until now. John Mackey and Raj Sisodia, co-founders of the Conscious Capitalism movement, along with companies such as Whole Foods Market, Patagonia, Airbnb and a host of others, are putting human beings, creativity, innovation and social cooperation at the centre of business endeavour. Read more

  • Aiming for Zero Growth in Vehicle Kilometres of Car Travel 06 Jul 2015

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By John Stanley

    Why VKT? There is currently strong policy interest in Australia around increasing our rate of infrastructure investment. Our cities, which are vital for national productivity and liveability, will be the subject of a significant part of any infrastructure expansion. It is crucial, then, that we understand very clearly the kinds of cities we want and the best way to use infrastructure to help deliver those cities, particularly important city-shaping transport infrastructure. Read more

  • Amazon shows Google tax can work, despite arguments against it 23 Jun 2015

    The Conversation

    By Antony Ting

    Associate Professor Antony Ting authors an opinion piece about the effectiveness of Amazon's restructure of its tax system in Europe. Read more

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