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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.
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
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.
Behind the bitcoin bubble
Bitcoin, the well-known cryptocurrency, quadrupled its value in early 2021 – but University of Melbourne experts ask whether it really is “21st century gold”?
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
Is transparency at work good for productivity?
In a time of remote working, motivation and productivity are more important than ever. University of Melbourne research asks if transparency is the answer.
Parents with children at home reach breaking point
High mental stress among working parents in wake of COVID-19 highlights need for policies that address work-family conflict, say University of Melbourne experts