How Australia can spread the benefits of our bulging infrastructure pipeline

With one of the world’s largest infrastructure pipelines, Australian governments could leverage their procurement spending power to benefit the communities where the work is done, writes… Martin Loosemore, UNSW Australia Good infrastructure can transform the social fabric of local communities, regional economies and national prosperity. The 2012 Olympics’ impact on London’s East End and the…

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A vastly changed world means consumers won’t react the same to higher interest rates

If the stars align, consumers will benefit from increased economic activity in the short term, and if they don’t, then the economic recovery will have consumers saving more in uncertain times, writes… Katherine Hunt, Griffith University The Reserve Bank today kept interest rates at a record low of 1.5%. Such low rates create economic uncertainty…

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Work hour limits need to change for better mental health and gender equality

Australia needs to tackle the widespread belief that it’s fair or feasible for people to work long hours without compromising either their health or gender equality, writes… Huong Dinh, Australian National University; Jennifer Welsh, Australian National University, and Lyndall Strazdins, Australian National University Australian businesses need to adhere to a healthy work hour limit for…

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The traits of successful property investors [INFOGRAPHIC]

We know that successful people think differently to unsuccessful people. If you’ve been following my blogs you’d know I believe successful property investors, business people and entrepreneurs tend to succeed because they have the correct mindset. I found the following infographic on twitter which highlights the differences between successful people and others. How many attributes…

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