You are here

FAST Record ID: 
842519

Search Collection:

Business enterprises

Report

04 Oct 2017

Big brands pay the salaries and provide investment returns for many millions of people via pension funds.  So if anyone declares that big brands are dying they receive a great deal of attention.

There is quite a long history of such alarms, going back at least to 1993’s “...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Discussion paper

28 Sep 2017

The Australian Government has committed to ongoing reform of Australia’s corporate insolvency regime. This paper is seeking feedback on a package of measures aimed at countering illegal phoenixing, and which are intended to form the Government’s third tranche of insolvency law reforms.

...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Commentary

21 Sep 2017

Innovation is the highest in regional centres that have research and development institutions and there are only 26 of these in regional Australia. But more than 150 regional areas have potential to match this innovation, a new index finds.

Read the full article at The Conversation.

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

07 Sep 2017

Although organisations are increasingly investing in building culturally diverse and gender balanced leadership profiles, culturally diverse women are notably under-represented in leadership ranks.

In Australia and overseas, culturally diverse women experience a ‘double jeopardy’ when...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Article

21 Aug 2017

The informal work practices of the so-called “gig” economy are widening existing cracks in Australia’s system of labour regulations, and should be repaired through active measures to strengthen labour standards in digital businesses. That is the conclusion of newly-published research from a...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Discussion paper

16 Aug 2017

This consultation paper outlines the Australian government’s proposed model for a Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement. The proposed reporting requirement will require large corporations and other entities operating in Australia to publish annual statements outlining their...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Discussion paper

02 Aug 2017

In June, the Chair of the Black Economy Taskforce, Mr Michael Andrew AO, led a national roadshow with industry roundtables and public forums in all state capitals and some regional centres. Since its inception in late 2016, Mr Andrew has held over ninety meetings with key business, union and...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

29 Jul 2017

The Productivity Commission is required under its Act to report annually on industry assistance and its effects on the economy. This report contains the Commission’s latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry.

This year’s review also explores how recent...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

04 Jul 2017

The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has engaged Essential Economics Pty Ltd to prepare a national economic evaluation of the sector.

The IBA is a national body, which represents the Australian independent brewing industry. An Independent Brewer produces less than 40 million litres...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

08 Jun 2017

As the Australian economy transitions away from resources, it is well-placed to benefit from increased demand from China. Indeed, the growth of China’s economy has already provided significant benefits to Australia. Chinese demand was a key driver of the resources boom that delivered a temporary...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

07 Jun 2017

Australian men and women lead very different working lives. Men and women often do not work 'side by side'—but instead work in industries or occupations which are dominated by one gender or another. By international standards, we have a highly gender segregated workforce.

In 2015 ̶ 16,...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Briefing paper

12 May 2017

This paper features a timeline of privatisations that have occurred in NSW since 1989 up to and including the recent sales of the titling and registry business of Land and Property Information, and Endeavour Energy. It identifies the proceeds from each sale in nominal terms. The paper also lists...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

09 May 2017

The Black Economy Taskforce has been established to develop an innovative, forward-looking, whole-of-government policy response to combat the black economy in Australia, recognising that these issues cannot be tackled by traditional tax enforcement measures alone.

The black economy refers...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Discussion paper

04 May 2017

Summary

• Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per cent of GDP.

• On 30 January 2017, the Trump Administration...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Commentary

Article

Audio podcast

02 May 2017

Founded in London in 1997, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is one of the world's leading social enterprise development organisations. A charity that supports people using entrepreneurial approaches to tackle...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Research report

01 May 2017

This May 2017 report is the latest in a series of Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia reports, by KPMG and The University of Sydney's China Studies Centre. It analyses Chinese outbound direct investment into Australia in...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Research report

27 Apr 2017

This report assesses whether Australia has the right institutional setting to support an outbound focus for business, and discuss case studies of successful foreign investments by Australian businesses.

This report examines:

  • The importance of ensuring new trade
  • ...
Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Commentary

Article

27 Apr 2017

Almost a third of Australians perceived some form of age-related discrimination while employed or looking for work in the last 12 months - starting as early as 45 years of age.

We conducted a national survey of 2,100 men and women aged 45 years and over, and 100 telephone interviews. The...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 

Journal article

23 Mar 2017

This symposium contributes to the broader discussion about humanism in management and organizational well-being. Dignity plays a crucial role as both a fundamental value and as an end state in the process of humanizing organizational cultures, workplaces and relationships. However, despite its...

Share
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Journal article

11 Mar 2017

Creating a sustainable bioeconomy—which takes advantage of unused or underexploited bio-resources, turns them into replacements for fossil-based fuel, energy, and products and contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the protection of local environments—is a truly monumental...