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Inside Business

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

  1. 9 March 2018 – Feminism, Women, Workplace, Workplace Culture

    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.

  2. 28 February 2018 – Australia, Homeless, Jobs, Social Policy, Unemployment

    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.

  3. 23 February 2018 – Disadvantage, Homeless, Poverty, Public Policy, Social Welfare

    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

  4. 15 February 2018 – #MeToo, #TimesUp, Discrimination, Sexism, Workplace Culture

    Teaching the next generation of #MeToo

    As movements like #MeToo gain traction, a University of Melbourne experts asks whether big business is taking sexual harassment and gender equality seriously.

  5. 13 February 2018 – Disadvantage, Minimum Wage, Poverty, Reforms, Welfare

    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.

  6. 11 January 2018 – Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Business & Economics, China, Economy, Trade

    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

  7. 7 January 2018 – Australia, Black Saturday, Bushfires, Fires, Summer

    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.

  8. 12 December 2017 – Australia, Carbon Emissions, China, Energy, Renewable Energy

    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.

  9. 12 December 2017 – Exams, High Schools, Rankings, Schools, Year 12

    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.

  10. 4 December 2017 – Fair Work, Gender, Gender Pay Gap, Minimum Wage, Work

    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.