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Government calls for political co-operation to “lift the burden on business” after real GDP contracts

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra After the national accounts showed economic activity contracted in the September quarter, Treasurer Scott Morrison called for “partners” in the...
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Australians are richer, but we’re also falling deeper into debt: Report

By Jackson Stiles A new report on global wealth has ranked Australia highly, but also revealed we are descending deeper into debt. The average Australian adult has...
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Victorian government decides Christmas is a public holiday as concerns mount over last minute changes

The last minute change to Victoria’s Christmas Day public holiday arrangements has left some business groups worried about the potential impact on SMEs that...
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There’s hope for Tasmania in the post-mining boom era

Mala Raghavan, University of Tasmania States like Tasmania have benefited from the end of the mining boom says Christopher Kent, speaking for the last time...
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The pension asset test is changing from January and those changes will ripple through the economy

By Warren McKeown, University of Melbourne On January 1, 2017, the age pension will undergo significant changes. Changes to the assets test, which determine who can...
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Small businesses spend $100k at other small businesses each year: The value of collaboration

One of the peak bodies representing Australian small businesses has called on local governments to do more to help business owners start and grow...
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Economy

Business groups worry about “political point scoring” on 457 worker visa regulations

Labor and the Coalition are going head to head on the future of 457 skilled worker visas as the small business community calls on...

Economy

Australian business should hold fire in reacting to Trump election

By Vishaal Kishore, RMIT University.  Australian businesses with links to the United States will be slowly digesting the recent Trump victory and how it might play...
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Australia is at risk of losing migrants who are vital to the health of our economy

By Chris F. Wright, University of Sydney and Stephen Clibborn, University of Sydney Australia’s immigration system is at risk of losing public confidence, undermining its long...
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Australians’ access to employment better than OECD, but businesses urged to think about the big picture of pay gaps and mental health

Australians have better access to employment than the OECD average, but the gender pay gap remains a risk to our prosperity and businesses should...
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