Business & Law

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At the core of changes already underway is that the customer, not the bank, will own their banking history. It’ll make switching easier, and it’s about to spread to other services.

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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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Findings from UNSW research highlight different age groups urgently need targeted mental health responses.

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

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Canada is offering to resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees, including women’s leaders and journalists. Why has Australia so far been unwilling to make the same declaration?

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There is no major online marketplace operating in Australia that sets a commendable standard for respecting consumers’ data privacy. Letting customers opt out of data tracking would be a good start.

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

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That no Australian government in almost a decade has successfully brought this policy to a formal close is astonishing. In fact, Australia ceased transferring new arrivals offshore in 2014.

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Ironically, it is the “ivory-tower” economists who tend to do the most interesting, and valuable, work.

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A new research review suggests people’s psychological immune system is strong enough to overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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