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Another month…another big jobs gain

Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics released another jobs report that significantly beat economists’ expectations. Employment rose nearly 35,000 places in net terms last month, more than d...

Ilana Atlas on the CEO-Chair dynamic

Chairman of Coca Cola Amatil, Bell Shakespeare and Jawun, Ilana Atlas MAICD, discusses the strategy behind recruiting a CEO that fits and her journey to becoming a Chairman.

Weekly Updates

Each Monday, Stephen Walters provides an update on the economic week that was, and the week that will be. You can follow Stephen’s updates here.

We have to walk the talk: Diversity Debate 2015

Is there too much talk and not enough action on diversity? This was the topic for discussion at the 5th annual Diversity Debate hosted by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) and Xplore for Succes...

Retail sales surprise: strongest in five years

Nationwide retail spending unexpectedly bounced in the month of November. Economists had expected soft(ish) growth only 0.4% over the month, following the 0.5% rise in October.

Board dramas in 2017

From the Australian Olympic Committee to Weinstein there were challenges aplenty for directors in an eventful 2017. Narelle Hooper reviews the year.

Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse highlights governance failings

Publishing its landmark report, the world-first commission will have profound implications for the governance of institutions with responsibility for children.

7 trends shaping business and society in 2018 according to Facebook IQ

Facebook IQ, the research arm of the social media giant, has released its first Annual Topics & Trends Report. Using Facebook's conversation data from its two billion users, the report reveals the...

Time is running out

The effective date for AASB 9 Financial Instruments and AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers is fast approaching, and the transition date for full retrospective transition has already passed ...

Australia is running out of booms

Every director understands the importance of sound financial management as a cornerstone of good governance. It is the same for government, or at least it should be. After all, the maintenance of our ...
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