Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions
5 Sep 2018

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts. These actors are pledging a range of actions, from directly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions...

Journal article

9 Feb 2018

Negotiations between buyers and sellers (or suppliers) of goods and services have become increasingly important due to the growing trend towards international purchasing, outsourcing and global supply networks together with the high uncertainty associated with them. This paper examines the effect of ambiguity aversion on...


2 Nov 2017

Despite the pressure for co-operatives to fold into the dominant corporation model, these business models are still worthy, writes Michael Duffy for The Conversation.

Fact sheet

21 Jul 2017

There are an estimated 2.1 million businesses in Australia and between 12,000-16,000 of these are Indigenous-owned.


29 Jun 2017

This report, produced by a task force drawn from large banks, insurance companies, accounting firms and pension funds, aims to identify the information needed to appropriately assess and price climate-related risks and opportunities. It includes four widely adoptable recommendations on climate-related financial disclosures that are...


30 Apr 2017

A head-to-head comparison, between B2B and B2C email marketing organisations.


12 Apr 2017


When the Commonwealth, state and territory governments all agreed to adopt a generic Australian Consumer Law (ACL), they opted to retain their own consumer regulators to administer and enforce it. The ‘one-law, multiple-regulator’ model (box 1) commenced in January 2011.



12 Jan 2017

Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.

Recent developments in robotics, artificial...

Audio podcast

13 Dec 2016

Former Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Ian Chubb, industry leader, Dr Katherine Woodthorpe and Professor of Management, Danny Samson join Professor Glyn Davis to discuss Australia's innovation policy and its ranking of last out of 26 OECD nations when it comes to university and industry...


6 Dec 2016

Indigenous employment has grown by 30% among Business Council member companies since 2014, this report shows.

Key findings

At least 20,000 Indigenous Australians are working at Business Council companies $355,776,619 spent with Indigenous enterprises $40,064,000 contributed towards Indigenous education initiatives 77,920 pro...


1 Nov 2016

A guide for local governments to help business to become more socially and environmentally responsible.


14 Sep 2016

Austrade plays a role in helping secure Australia’s economic prosperity, through our work as the Australian Government’s international trade, education and investment promotion agency, and through working to strengthen Australia’s tourism sector.

The past year has been one of achievement, helping Australian business and...


13 Sep 2016

I was appointed on 11 February 2016 by the Hon Tony Grant MP, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, to review aspects of the amendments (the Amendments) made to the Liquor Regulation 2008 (NSW) by the Liquor Amendment Act 2014 (the Amendment Act).



11 May 2016


A very large majority, 92% ( unchanged from 2015 ) of Australians aged 14 and over rate Nurses as the most ethical and honest profession – the 22nd year in a row since Nurses were first included on the survey.



9 May 2016

New Zealand’s unemployment rate rose 0.3 percentage points to 5.7 percent in the March quarter, with the labour force growing to a greater extent than employment. The labour force expanded by 1.5 percent over the quarter while employment rose by 1.2 percent (with part-time and...


17 Mar 2016

The role, importance, and overall performance of cooperative, mutual and member-owned firms in the Australian economy.

On 2 March 2015, the Senate referred the following matters to the Economics Reference Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2015.

the role, importance, and...


16 Mar 2016

Australia's first Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) is an integral part of RDA Hunter’s economic development agenda to advance the region’s innovation network and grow the Hunter’s international competitiveness. Smart specialisation is an OECD framework implemented widely across the European Union to deliver regional economic transformation...


29 Jan 2016

‘Growth’ is back on the business agenda for 2016, underscored by the release of the highly anticipated Innovation Statement. Consumer confidence is 10 per cent higher than a year ago, and the retail sector just had one of its best Christmas seasons in years....

Conference paper

4 Dec 2015

The realities of subgroups of regional small businesses (regional-SBs) are essential for proper policy process but are under-researched. This study explores and seeks to reduce the aforementioned gap. Firm-and-manager-specific attributes of regional-SBs (drawn from a sample of 500 Australian regional-SBs) are evaluated to determine if...

Book review

19 Oct 2015

We are accustomed to the idea that single families control a number of our largest firms. In Australia the Murdochs in media, the Lowys in retail and Gina Rinehart and her estranged children in the resources sector occupy us in the business, social, and occasionally...



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