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property July 6, 2019

House prices and zoning

The latest figures suggest that house prices are rising once more. According to Reserve Bank research, zoning restrictions contribute to high prices – but planning experts disagree.

property December 15, 2018

The truth behind housing market forecasts

As the media, politicians and those with a vested interest scaremonger over the housing market, the reality is far less bleak – for those who aren’t renting, at least.

taxation March 31, 2018

Tim Storer’s stand on corporate tax

Tim Storer’s demands for broader reforms to corporate tax rates show the Senate newcomer to be a man not for turning.

resources November 17, 2018

The energy blame game

As the government pushes to legislate for control of energy prices, retailers blame poor policy for rising bills. Meanwhile, experts say, the market continues to be gamed by energy generators.

property November 12, 2016

Millers Point residents challenge Barangaroo casino in court

A Land and Environment Court challenge to James Packer’s proposed casino tower at Barangaroo may yet turn the odds against the Crown Resorts proposal.

business August 27, 2016

The future for retail giant David Jones

Now in South African hands and with its headquarters set to relocate from Sydney’s CBD to the Melbourne suburbs, David Jones is seeking ways to stay ahead of the retail curve.

business April 23, 2016

Inside the $100b charities bubble

The first reports on the charity sector reveal staggering duplication and a nation less willing to give than it likes to imagine.

business March 26, 2016

Woolworths fighting back for supermarket supremacy

Under a new CEO, Woolworths is fighting to regain competiveness with duopoly rival Coles, just as discounter Aldi appears set to transform the market.

business October 17, 2015

Focus on air quality after Volkswagen data trickery

The Volkswagen diesel scandal is shining a spotlight on the importance of monitoring and managing potentially deadly exhaust emissions in Australia.

south and central asia September 19, 2015

Q&A with Stephen FitzGerald, Australia’s first China ambassador

As both sides of politics tussle over the China–Australia Free Trade Agreement, the father of diplomatic relations with Beijing laments our current lack of vision when dealing with Asia.

markets September 12, 2015

Hesta’s Transfield dumping highlights ethical focus

Borrowing lessons from fossil fuel divestment, a group of activists and investment funds are using the sharemarket in an attempt to shape refugee policy.