Business & Economics
Competition isn’t improving the aged care sector
A University of Melbourne study finds more competition is not associated with better quality of care or lower prices in aged care, prompting policy reform.
Is viral marketing a key to our planet’s health?
The speed of climate decline is reaching an alarming tipping point; Eavesdrop on Ideas explores how the art of viral marketing can influence science for good.
Time to reform Australia’s unfair family support system
Australia's family support system is unfair, making it hard for mothers to return to work and penalising dual-earners, says University of Melbourne researcher.
How businesses can head off social media storms
Businesses need to respond fast with empathy and/or explanations when dealing with negative online reviews and complaints, says University of Melbourne expert
More Australians becoming wary of COVID-19 vaccines
Survey suggests increasing numbers of Australians are wary of COVID-19 vaccines, maybe jeopardising reaching herd immunity, warns University of Melbourne expert
Crown, Collingwood and the corporate conscience
Failures at Crown and Collingwood show that the law needs to go beyond individuals when holding corporations to account, says University of Melbourne expert
Children with same-sex parents outperform others in school
Same-sex-parented children outperform their peers in many areas of academic achievement finds a new study led by the University of Melbourne.
Is it time to stamp out stamp duty?
Stamp duty is highly inefficient, say University of Melbourne experts, but there are options to replace it with an alternative tax, although controversial.
Home ownership stays a pipe dream for many
Despite rising new home loan numbers amid the COVID-19 economic recovery the outlook for housing affordability remains bleak says University of Melbourne expert