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24 April 2017
US Vice-President Mike Pence meets Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence, met with the US Vice-President Mike Pence as part of a three-day visit to Australia.

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21 April 2017
3 things you didn’t know about the 457 visa changes

The federal government will abolish the 457 visa, which will be replaced with two new visas. University of Sydney experts explain what the changes will mean for businesses and universities.

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06 April 2017
Dawn of the artificial employee

A tsunami of change is already arriving. Artificial intelligence is now capable of doing desk jobs that were previously safe from automation. The social and economic effects remain to be seen, but is AI what we think it is?

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06 April 2017
How rising house prices affected household debt

Economists studied a dataset which follows 4,000 households to understand how household indebtedness changed between 2002 and 2014.    

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04 April 2017
More low-paid work is part of the problem, not the solution

Employer groups are calling for a cut in real wages for low paid workers, but this would only exacerbate current problems, writes Professor John Buchanan from the University of Sydney Business School. 

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30 March 2017
Historian wins Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Dr Catherine Bishop of the Laureate Research Program in International History has won a rich business literature prize with her debut book, a ‘refreshing rendering’ of colonial-era women entrepreneurs.

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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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