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Opinion

  • The role of human behaviour in supply chain decision-making 14 Dec 2015

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By Behnam Fahimnia

    The basic assumptions in supply chain decision tools and models are that the objectives and criteria are known in full, that they are quantifiable and prioritisable, and that a decision maker is perfectly rational and consistent. In practice, these are unrealistic assumptions. Read more

  • Business emerges as the focal point for dealing with climate change 12 Dec 2015

    Australian Financial Review

    By Mark Burrows

    Mark Burrows AO authored a piece, published in the Australian Financial Review, on the need for business to not only act as facilitators of progress in the climate change response, but also accelerators of technical innovation and a driver for government action, following the Global Landscapes Forum held in Paris, December 2015. Read more

  • The warning in your smartphone 11 Dec 2015

    Food for Thought - Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)

    By Anna Young-Ferris

    When a mobile device is switched on, it is constantly pulsing an electromagnetic and radiation-laden signal. As it is common practice to keep our smartphone in a pocket and then answer it holding it close to your head, the human body is absorbing this radiation with the potential to damage living cells in our bodies. Unfortunately, the current standard for acceptable levels of radiation exposure from mobile devices is nearly two decades old and is set based on outmoded measure of what it takes to heat a large adult male brain. Read more

  • In the business of ideas on climate, Australia has plenty to offer 04 Dec 2015

    Australian Financial Review

    By Mark Burrows

    Mark Burrows AO authored a piece, published in the Australian Financial Review, on what Australia can contribute to issues of climate change, in light of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, November - December 2015. Read more

  • The way we justify investments in road projects like WestConnex doesn't add up 02 Dec 2015

    Sydney Morning Herald

    By Christopher Standen

    The Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Christopher Standen about how the economy might benefit from the NSW Government's significant investment in the WestConnex project. Read more

  • Border 'obsession' opens door to workplace slavery 02 Dec 2015

    Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times

    By Stephen ClibbornStephen Clibborn

    Dr Stephen Clibborn co-authored an article which was published in the Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times, arguing that Australia needs to rethink its response to modern slavery, taking in the broader spectrum of labour exploitation. Read more

  • Explainer: how Uber and Airbnb are reducing their Australian tax bill 01 Dec 2015

    The Conversation

    By Antony Ting

    The Conversation published an opinion piece authored by Associate Professor Antony Ting about the tax structures of Uber and Airbnb in Australia. Read more

  • Shane Warne Foundation a wake-up call for charities regulator 24 Nov 2015

    The Conversation

    By Sandra van der Laan

    Associate Professor Sandra van der Laan authored an opinion piece for the Conversation about about actions taken by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission to address compliance issues. Read more

  • Why should HR care about climate change? 20 Nov 2015

    Changeboard

    By Christopher Wright

    Changeboard published an opinion piece co-authored by Professor Christopher Wright about how HR professionals can address climate change through redefining business practices. Read more

  • Bonus time? Research shows it's better to reward groups than individuals 20 Nov 2015

    The Conversation

    By Ian Wilkinson

    The Conversation published an article co-authored by Honorary Professor Ian Wilkinson about the evidence supporting the case for bonuses to be rewarded to groups rather than individuals. Read more

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