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

  1. 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?

  2. 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

  3. 6 April 2023 – Board Games, Computer Gaming, Games, 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.

  4. 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

  5. 9 March 2023 – Australian Economy, Banking, 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.

  6. 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

  7. 5 December 2022 – COVID-19, HILDA, HILDA 2022, 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.

  8. 5 December 2022 – COVID-19, Flexible Working, HILDA, HILDA 2022, Work

    Navigating the great office exodus

    Working from home became the norm during COVID-19, but how have Australians shifted from a traditional workplace? The annual HILDA survey has some answers.

  9. 5 December 2022 – COVID-19, Finance, HILDA, HILDA 2022, Inequality

    A light at the end of the inequality tunnel?

    This year’s HILDA survey suggests that the Government’s COVID-19 financial support shows us there may be better ways to tackle income inequality in Australia.