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23 March 2017
Australia's energy crisis is a failure of policy not competitive markets

Governments can play a pivotal role in the setting of rules that govern energy markets and ongoing integrity towards achieving reliable, responsible and efficient energy. It's not too late to change Australia's energy crisis, writes Garry Bowditch. 

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14 March 2017
Surf break discoveries create economic growth

A study of 5000 surf breaks around the world has found their discovery boosts economic growth, with Western Australia a hotspot for growth.

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14 March 2017
Brexit: how can Australia secure the right trade deal?

An international trade expert has proposed a plan for Australia to secure a beneficial trade deal with the UK, as Brexit draws nearer.

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08 March 2017
$55 million to develop transport systems of the future

The federal government has granted a group of leading industry and research organisations known as the iMOVE Co-operative Research Centre (CRC), $55 million over ten years to explore intelligent transport systems.

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16 February 2017
Trailblazer tales help authors vie for literary prize

Two University of Sydney historians are in the running for Australia’s richest business literature prize.    

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15 February 2017
How leaders can better sell economic reform

Policy makers must move away from believing voter disaffection amounts to apathy, writes Associate Professor Anika Gauja.

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13 February 2017
Crowdfunding venture backs individual quest for something better

Business School graduates launched Journey Crowdfunding with the aim of empowering individuals in need and supporting their quest for a better life. 

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07 February 2017
How unspoken collusion fixed petrol prices

A study detailing 'tacit collusion' by major fuel firms leads an MP to urge measures to protect consumers and ensure greater competition on petrol prices. 

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07 February 2017
Can you sue someone for giving you a bad reference?

Australian defamation law applies to all forms of communication. Despite the wide application of defamation law, you have very limited recourse if you've been given a bad reference by an employer, writes Professor David Rolph.

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25 January 2017
Time for progressive fair trade policies

As US President Donald Trump rejects the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it's time to rethink trade policy and produce credible and inclusive fair trade, writes Dr Patricia Ranald in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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