Business & Law

internet speed test

The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.

The Strait of Hormuz.

States can’t pick and choose when to invoke international law for protection on a particular issue and then ignore, contravene or decry it on other matters.

Big Short

Michael Burry was right about the bubble that caused the Global Financial Crisis. He's wrong about the next bubble being passive investment.

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Inspired to modernise conventional legal models, two UNSW Law alumni have established online law firms that have been recognised at the 2019 Australian Law Awards. 

Wall Street

Most of Australia's biggest companies are majority-owned by US investors. This concentration of overt foreign influence should concern us.

Melbourne

More than good management and more than good luck, we've been blessed by delightfully fortunate timing.

warehouse

The government can help boost business investment, but it would take a boost in government investment and would keep the budget in deficit.

wealth inequality

Freedom of Information documents show the Bureau of Statistics spent a good deal of effort toning down news of rising inequality. The Productivity Commission seems to have been at it too.

new mother with baby

Indigenous victims of domestic violence are at greater risk of having their children removed due to lack of appropriate housing.

Tim Fischer

Former Austrade chief economist Tim Harcourt reflects on the quirky and kind Tim Fischer.
 

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