Expert analysis on the research and practice changing the business landscape in the 21st Century
When flexible working makes life harder
Flexible work practices like 4/10 work weeks can cause more harm than good, particularly when mandated by an employer, University of Melbourne research finds.
The grim cycle of homelessness and unemployment
Research by a University of Melbourne expert finds homelessness impairs people’s capacity to keep a job more than their ability to gain employment.
The Australians stuck below the poverty line
University of Melbourne research shows persistent poverty in Australia is higher than previously thought, with the most disadvantaged struggling to exit poverty
Henderson’s legacy: Revisiting universal basic income
Many view a Universal Basic Income as controversial, but a University of Melbourne expert and former Deputy PM argues the idea is now more relevant than ever.
China’s economic evolution in the Year of the Dog
As China prepares to enter the Year of the Dog, the country's economic focus is shifting. A University of Melbourne expert analyses what this might mean in 2018
Why we must be ready for bushfires this summer
A University of Melbourne expert warns emergency services and communities must learn from the mistakes of bushfires past, like Black Saturday, to save lives.
Energy transition in China and Australia
Australia and China are both transitioning away from fossil fuels but their reasons for doing so differ, says University of Melbourne expert Ross Garnaut.
Should school rankings matter?
The VCE40+ score, commonly used to rank schools, is misleading and there are better ways to assess school quality, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The minimum wage gender divide
We might expect the gender pay gap to be zero among minimum-wage workers, but University of Melbourne research finds women earn around 10 per cent less.