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Investing in renewable energy could drive Australia's economic recovery

Research from Beyond Zero Emissions suggests modernising infrastructure, investing in regional jobs and reducing greenhouse gases could build new foundations for economic growth.

JobKeeper Scheme: What directors need to know

Perhaps one of the most delicate and fraught challenges facing businesses in the midst of COVID-19 is the management of staff. As the economic downturn deepens, and cash flow constraints present, boar...

Should your CEO, directors take a pay cut?

Next AGM season in the second half of 2020 will be a test for COVID-19 remuneration reporting and all companies should be aware they may be targeted by investors and proxy advisers during this time ov...

Sentiment plummets amidst COVID-19 crisis: Director Sentiment Index

Sentiment has plummeted to its lowest level since the inception of the survey in 2011, with only two per cent of directors expecting the Australian economy to be strong in the coming year.

Why your organisation should embrace circular economy business models

The circular economy aims to reduce the environmental impact of business by incorporating reuse and recycling into business models. Here's the lowdown on expectations, state and federal policies and e...

Government gives relief to directors on insolvent trading laws as part of coronavirus response packa...

The government has given six month relief to directors for any personal liability from trading while insolvent as part of its COVID-19 response package.

Issues facing the Australian economy in 2020

From the COVID-19 outbreak to globalisation, AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell discusses the wave of issues influencing Australia's economic landscape.

COVID-19 – Can your business survive a recession?

The Reserve Bank of Australia this week cut interest rates to a record low and announced measures to prevent a coronavirus-driven recession. Could your business survive a recession? Here we outline st...

The ongoing impact of bushfires on the Australian economy

Australia's bushfire season has caused catastrophic damage, but the economic cost of natural disasters could be less harmful if government investment in building resilience is made a priority.

How changing consumer spending habits could impact your business

Despite reports that consumer spending is in decline, buying behaviours are shifting as consumers lean towards more personalised products and services, says social scientist Dr Ross Honeywill.
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