Next election will offer voters more genuine, wider choice
Here's the reality: More and more consumers have decided we don't need to upgrade every year. Or every other year.
Ask any pollie, pollster or punter in the pub and they'll all tell you there are no political issues hotter than the soaring cost of living. But this week the Australian Bureau of Statistics issued its consumer price index for the December quarter.
A new survey suggests first home buyers are replacing foreign buyers as a driving force in the cooling residential property market.
So, no train strike in Sydney because unionists were ordered to keep working by the Fair Work Commission. Is that good news or bad? Depends on the point from which you view it – but don't assume you have only one of 'em.
The decision to appoint an insider to the top job at Commonwealth Bank has gobsmacked many people who had expected the board to appoint a clean skin with a clean slate.
Mark 2017 down as the year of the working women's surge: Females accounted for the majority of the sharp 403,000 rise in employment, entering more full-time jobs than males.
Fast fashion is creating an environmental disaster: Between 2000 and 2015, global clothing production doubled, while demand for used clothing flooding the market is declining.
Developers responding to reduced demand by reducing new supply means less chance of a fat overhang seriously damaging the market.
Markets are pricing in the likelihood that the RBA will deliver one interest rate increase by the end of 2018.
Here we are at the start of 2018 still talking about the prospect of allowing the largest thermal coal mine in Australia to proceed - and in the middle of a climate crisis.
Rising interest rates and end of QE pose major risks to asset markets, warns bank's chief economist.
Vast numbers of trees and countless electrons have been sacrificed to analysis of and commentary on Rupert Murdoch's deal to sell most of 21st Century Fox to Disney.
Two reports released on the same day, from the same government department with two very different sets of findings.
The question remains: Why didn't BHP simply sack the Minerals Council?
Do you feel richer than you did a year ago? You should.
Hats off to Iceland. On New Years Day the island nation became the first in the world to slap companies with fines if they pay a woman less than a man, because it is illegal.
If 2017 was the year when investors woke up to the significance of climate risk, 2018 needs to be when finance and investment shifts en masse away from activities that threaten a safe climate future.
Without maths the option to enter into a STEM degree is removed.
Economists joke that, whereas they are taught that any barriers to new firms entering a market are bad, allowing profits to be too high, MBA students are taught that "barriers to entry" are good, and shown ways to raise them.
Whenever you meet someone who uses the words Keynes or Keynesian as a swear word – or as synonyms for socialist – know that their adherence to neoliberal dogma far exceeds their understanding of mainstream economics.
Another year, another story about IKEA's massive Australian sales and minuscule tax.
Franchisees across the scandal-riddenRetail Food Group are questioning how their advertising dollars are spent.
Although holidays in national parks are nice, we need something closer to home.
Another year, another Boxing Day sales "record". If it wasn't, we would really be in trouble.
When 7-Eleven chairman Michael Smith bragged about the lengths the franchise giant had taken to compensate thousands of underpaid foreign workers, he failed to impress underpaid workers Manish and Anshu Mehra.
There is nothing like a half-empty office, vacationing clients and near-empty roads to make going to work a joy.
The Americans' decision to drop their company tax rate to 21 per cent from the start of next year is unlikely to overcome our Senate's resistance to cutting our company tax rate to 25 per cent for big business. Which is no bad thing.
Christmas, we're assured, brings out our best selves. We're full of goodwill to all men (and women). We get together with family and friends – even those we don't get on with – eat and drink and give each other presents.
Singapore's fintech expert warns project could end in tears when investors try to convert e-coins to cash.
What you wear to the office can have a major impact on your productivity.
Staying silent about the disease is resulting in the loss of too many lives.
Forget about drinking because you're thirsty now it's about drinking for purpose.
Kym Masters has gone from investment banker to award-winning cheese maker.