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Expert analysis on the research and practice changing the business landscape in the 21st Century

  1. 19 October 2023 – Australian Economy, Business & Economics, Cost of Living, Economic Growth, Poverty

    Avoiding the cliff and the freefall into poverty

    For over 20 years, Anti-Poverty Week has campaigned for every Australian to have food and shelter. A University of Melbourne expert asks how far have we come?

  2. 13 September 2023 – Australian Football League, Contracts, Economics, Pay, Sports

    Think the best footy players earn too much? Here’s why they should be paid more

    The pursuit for competitive balance means teams underpay AFL’s top players, even those sitting on million-dollar contracts, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 18 July 2023 – Consumerism, Ethical Consumption, Responsible Sourcing, Slavery, Supply Chains

    The role you play in modern slavery in Australia

    More than 40,000 people are working in conditions considered modern slavery in Australia, but do Australian consumers care, ask University of Melbourne experts?

  4. 23 May 2023 – Business & Economics, Chronic Illness, Disease, Leadership, Management

    The business leaders ‘hiding’ chronic illness

    The impacts of long-term illness are being felt in the workforce, but managers are hiding their health over career concerns, say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 6 April 2023 – Board Games, Computer Gaming, Gaming, Work, Workplace Culture

    Why Dungeons and Dragons is good for the workplace

    A University of Melbourne expert says a Dungeons and Dragons-inspired mindset could help change how we think about our workplaces and working as a team.

  6. 15 March 2023 – Economics, Engineering, Jobs, Migration, Skills

    A sustainable solution to Australia’s engineering skills shortage

    To solve our skills shortage, we need to go beyond temporary migration and inspire a stronger connection with engineering, says a University of Melbourne expert

  7. 9 March 2023 – Australian Economy, Cost of Living, Economic Growth, Interest Rates

    What we can expect from the 2023 economic ‘misery index’

    University of Melbourne experts say Australia’s high interest rates and low GDP growth are pushing our Economic Misery Index higher, but hopefully not for long.

  8. 7 March 2023 – Business, Equality, Gender Quotas, International Women's Day 2023, Women

    Overcoming gender bias of boardroom gatekeepers

    On International Women's Day, a University of Melbourne expert says remove gatekeeper bias for professional women so they can compete on equal footing with men

  9. 5 December 2022 – COVID-19, Employment, HILDA, Jobs, Work

    The rise and rise of job insecurity

    Blue collar workers were the winners in a COVID-19 job market that saw the biggest rise in job insecurity in two decades, finds the annual HILDA survey.