Business & Law

Geoffrey Garrett

The United States is laying the foundation for an Asia-Pacific century that looks quite different from what most Australians imagined in the carnage of the GFC, writes Geoffrey Garrett.

Rosemary howard 1

As revenues are harder to come by, Australian financial institutions need to manage costs more carefully. However, the offshoring of call centre and IT jobs should be a more strategic decision, writes Rosemary Howard.

Roger collins crop

BHP Billiton’s announcement last week that Marius Kloppers will be replaced as chief executive has focused media attention again on the role boards play in pushing out leaders, writes Roger Collins.

George williams 4

Australia's politicians have long had a deaf ear when it comes to community support for voluntary euthanasia. This looks set to change in Tasmania, where its leaders have begun the process of translating that support into law, writes George Williams.

Zumbo Frank 3

Leaving aside leadership questions, there is no doubt the cost of living will be the key issue in the federal election, writes Frank Zumbo.

High Court cropped

The period of unanimous decision making in Australia's highest court is well and truly over with Justice Dyson Heydon cementing his place as the new Great Dissenter, a review of the High Court's 2012 record shows.

23May Qantas 0

China is on the verge of transforming the global aviation industry and Qantas is likely to benefit, writes Laurie Pearcey.

John Piggott 1

It would be truly tragic if Australia's retirement income policy was compromised for short-term political gain, writes John Piggott.

Parliament House croppped

The Prime Minister's announcement of a poll date in September could herald a push for the introduction of a fixed term for federal elections, writes Scientia Professor George Williams.

Michael Legg

Most Australians take for granted access to their day in court, should they need it, and a fair hearing when they get there. However, this basic human right is now beyond the means of many, writes Michael Legg.

Pages