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16 Jun 2016

A complacent government could easily adopt a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the effects of technology on our economy, but a report from the Productivity Commission advocates what governments need to do to confront digital disruption - get out of its way, writes Jim Minifie.

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14 Apr 2016

The rise of the sharing economy can save Australians more than $500 million on taxi bills, help them to put underused property and other assets to work, and increase employment and income for people on the fringe of the job market. The prize for getting this new online economy right is large and...

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14 Apr 2016

Millions of people around the world are using peer-to-peer platforms for everything from booking a holiday, using a ridesharing business, or even finding a tradesperson. Uber and Airbnb are two of the biggest names in Australia’s growing peer-to-peer economy.

But governments here and...

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19 Apr 2015

Overview: The Government must act to prevent excessive fees taking at least $40,000 from the superannuation accounts of millions of Australians at retirement.

Too many account holders pay too much in both administration and investment management fees, and that the system...

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10 Jun 2014

This paper shows how Australian businesses can get the most out of one of the biggest global innovations: information communications technology.

Overview: Innovation – the successful application of new ideas – drives Australia’s productivity. Australia’s biggest...

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27 Apr 2014

Australians are paying up to three times more than they should for superannuation, argues this report.

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Australians pay far too much for superannuation. They pay about $20 billion in fees and expenses in total. Fund customers pay $1300 on average, every...

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28 Jul 2013

This report examines the fears some Australians have about the potential adverse consequences of the 10-year mining boom.

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The biggest mining boom in Australian history since the gold rush of the 1850s is about to change shape. The investment phase of the...

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