Opinion Pieces

Three ways to supercharge our super system

November 02, 2015

We got another taste of the critical relationship we have with our big banks as they recently jacked up their mortgage interest rates. But like them or not, banks and the broader financial system are a crucial part of our everyday lives.

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Service Exports Key to China

October 19, 2015

Earlier this year, we asked a group of Sydney bankers whether exporting financial services to China was part of their growth strategy. Their laughter was enough to reveal that without language expertise, regulatory networks and deep cultural understanding, they considered the China opportunity just too murky, complex and risky.

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Time for a flag of our own?

September 22, 2015

There’s no enduring flaw in our nation that says we’re incapable of imagining – in time, in our way – a flag that is instantly recognized as ours at home and around the world. 

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Austalgia: Homesickness for the Past

September 18, 2015

I grew up in Logan City to the south of Brisbane. In my twenties I travelled back and forth to Canberra for work. There I learned a bit about being homesick. I got through it, but I knew people who really struggled to succeed in their endeavours because they just wanted so badly to be back home.

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Where's the plan to confront technological change?

March 09, 2015

Today's economists are asking us to embrace technology and prosper from it, despite the challenges to our labour market. So where are the Government's forward-thinking policies, asks Jim Chalmers.

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Kids should code: why 'computational thinking' needs to be taught in schools

December 19, 2014

Unchecked, automation will destroy many skilled jobs and push people into insecure, unskilled work. The winners will be those who learn how to code

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