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UNSW has academic experts available to comment on the federal government budget announcements in October.

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With a cost of living crisis on the horizon, there are risks in the Buy Now, Pay Later space for both users and companies, say UNSW Business School researchers.

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The trending rejection of hustle culture that’s been going wild on TikTok actually has its roots in shrinkflation and long-term workplace trends. 

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Several solutions can help to mitigate the demand and need for wages to be linked to inflation, writes UNSW Business School's Mark Humphrey-Jenner.

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True wages growth, and true price growth, is probably less than the official figures suggest – meaning there’s no need for alarm about inflation in Australia.

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The prime minister road-tested an avalanche of slogans on Wednesday, some of them clearly false.

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When COVID-19 struck, Australia’s Treasury didn’t have the luxury of years of work, refinement and debate to develop JobKeeper. It had to perform battlefield surgery.

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From higher mortgages to hoarding outdated technologies, how will the government’s current stance on climate change affect the economy for Australians?

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Governments are spending at unprecedented levels. Where does this money come from, and are governments saddling young people with too much debt?

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Australia is not yet seeing the level of business closures predicted for when JobKeeper and other support measures ended, say UNSW Business academics.

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