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How to make Australia cashless by 2020

By Richard Holden  January 16, 2018

It could be done by December 31, 2020. Here's how.

Doomsaying in 2018: Bitcoin, the property market and Trump

By Richard Holden  January 12, 2018

If 2018 pans out like some of the early commentary suggests then we're in for a rough year.

We know how this property trend ends

By Richard Holden  January 04, 2018

For all the endless discussion of housing prices in Australia, it is very hard to tell if there is a bubble.

How and why economics is taking over sports

By Tim Harcourt  January 02, 2018

20c more for a T-shirt would pay an Indian worker a living wage

By Thomas Wiedmann & Murray Ross Hill  December 11, 2017

Shoppers will soon be able to look for a label - similar to the Fairtrade symbol – to know that living wages have been paid throughout the supply chain

Vital Signs: 5 economic red flags to watch for in 2018

By Richard Holden  November 24, 2017

Any number of implicit and explicit deadlines make 2018 look like a more eventful year than most.

Vital Signs: Mining boom transition is on shaky ground

By Richard Holden  November 17, 2017

Australian households are among the most highly leveraged in the world – with debts at around 190% of GDP. So what is going to reduce that debt?

Australia’s tenuous place in the new global economy

By Richard Holden  November 15, 2017

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) has released a report titled ‘Australia’s Place in the World’, which considered how Australia should respond to changing attitudes to globalisation

Adapt to the changing nature of work

By Nick Wailes  November 13, 2017

Since the first email was sent in 1971, the system has created a deluge of messages that has turned into a time-consuming villain at work.

Vital Signs: Conditions are peachy, so why aren’t businesses investing?

By Richard Holden  November 10, 2017

On Melbourne Cup day, the Reserve Bank of Australia kept interest rates on hold at 1.5%, yet again. And why wouldn’t it?