UNSW Business

A homeless person sits on a platform overlooking a Melbourne street

Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed.

people in railway square tunnel

OzSAGE's first recommendations deal with ventilation and the measures that will have to accompany widespread vaccination.

child in classroom raising their hand, wearing a mask

Most kids will be unvaccinated if schools in the two largest states re-open in term 4. There may still be community transmission, but there are measures we can take to shield kids from the virus.

A woman receives a vaccine at an Aboriginal Medical Service Centre

It’s simply not “safe” for many Australians to come out of Scott Morrison’s proverbial cave until vaccination rates increase.

vaccination hub

Australia could again fall into the trap of false economies by opening up too soon.

masked people on a walk

The unemployment decline isn’t as impressive as it first appears, and wages growth remains sluggish.

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe

The independence of Australia’s central bank doesn’t make it infallible. It should welcome peer review.

people looking for jobs on their devices

Automation is set to put a lot of people out of work - but machine learning could help them find their next career.

stock photo showing people coming into university and graduating

The sameness of the way in which universities present themselves is based on a shared view of what they think stakeholders want. Behind the official facade it’s more like ‘organised anarchy’.

sydney harbour bridge surrounded by fog

The last time Australia's unemployment rate was below 5% was June 2011.

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