Parents are interested in star ratings indicating the nutritional value of cereals but it’s the colour in the breakfast bowl that has final sway, a study by UTS health and marketing researchers has found.
Rather than doing people “a big favour”, data-driven programs such as the one proposed for drug testing of welfare recipients can disproportionately target those of low socio-economic status, writes Associate Professor Bronwen Dalton.
The Federal Budget included a licence fee cut for free-to-air television operators and there are plans to repeal media ownership rules, but Professor Peter Wells considers whether this may be too little too late...
The federal government has moved to level the playing field in the banking system with Budget measures - including but not restricted to the new levy - aimed at the Big Four, writes Associate Professor Harry Scheule.
Airtasker and UnionsNSW have come to an agreement over minimum fees for the 'bidders' who offer their services on the platform. Associate Professor Sarah Kaine considers how such an arrangement might - or might not - work in the gig economy.
Consumers continue to view private health insurance as poor value for money. It would be sensible for the government to face evidence that the subsidy is bad and costly policy, writes Economics Professor Elizabeth Savage.
The federal government could collect billions more in royalties and tax revenue if it changed the rules on debt loading and adopted alternative royalty schemes in dealing with oil and gas giants, new modelling shows.
Since its inception in 2008, digital currency Bitcoin has attracted critics who argue it’s inherently risky. The latest push to create an exchange traded fund (ETF) in order to make trading it easier, suggests attitudes towards it haven’t changed.
Business groups in Australia have been engaged in a long-term effort to increase the legal regulation of unions to constrain union activities. But this crackdown on the traditional union movement has created a void starting to be filled by “alt-unionism”.
Among various other accolades, Ben Cousins won the Brownlow Medal in 2005 and was part of the West Coast premiership team of 2006. But today he is about to serve a one-year prison term after pleading guilty to 11 offences.
Governments, communities and industries are grappling with issues such as climate change, inequality and social justice – and how to mobilise more funding to tackle these issues. One possible solution is impact investing.
Refugee entrepreneurs have the potential to make a significant economic contribution, with a new study of a pilot start-ups program showing their ability to generate jobs and tax revenue and to reduce welfare payments.