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Unpaid work experience is widespread but some are missing out: Study

By Damian Oliver, Andrew Stewart, Anne Hewitt and Paula McDonald Most young Australians undertake unpaid work experience as part of their education or training, to maintain entitlements to social...
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The industries set to fly and fall in 2017

As Australian companies enter the new year, IBISWorld reveals the five industries expected to soar and the five expected to sink. As consumers, businesses and...
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Trump speech gives Aussie dollar a boost, but market uncertainty remains

US President-elect Donald Trump was behind a lectern again overnight and his words prompted the Aussie dollar to spike—but experts say now is not...
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Economy

Why we need to find new ways to measure the Australian labour force

By Phil Lewis, University of Canberra Over the last few years, we’ve seen a massive shift in the way we work. Thousands of Australians have abandoned...
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What consumer confidence surveys tell us about the economy

By Viet Nguyen, University of Melbourne Consumers are key players in the economy, they purchase goods and services, supply labour and make savings and investment decisions....
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There are two big political problems buried in the latest budget update

By John Edwards, Curtin University Whether or not we end up in surplus in five years’ time, this week's Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) exposes...
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Why tackling the “underground economy” is good for small business

The government has announced a new taskforce to look at the shadow or underground economy. This is a good thing. The "underground economy" is,...

Economy

MYEFO: 11 policies that will affect SMEs

The budget deficit will increase $10 billion over the next four years, according to the government’s Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, however Treasurer...

Economy

MYEFO: Four key areas for SMEs to watch in today’s announcement

The government will be handing down its Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) at lunchtime today, and there is little optimism around. Analysts...
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Dick Smith: Sydney small businesses doomed to sell nothing but coffee unless Lucy Turnbull has a solution

Entrepreneur Dick Smith has called on Lucy Turnbull, head of the Greater Sydney Commission, to address the city’s rapidly growing population or face the...
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