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Josh Fear


The price of disloyalty: Why competition has failed to lower ATM fees

One of the most expensive ways for Australians to access their own money is by using an automatic teller machine (ATM) that is not provided by their own bank. In most cases, third-party ATMs charge $2 for every transaction, including checking one's account balance. In...

Long time, no see: the impact of time poverty on Australian workers

Time, as they say, is money. In fact, one of the most important aspects of our lives - what we do for a living - involves exchanging our time, in the form of labour, for money. Yet, millions of Australians 'donate' unpaid overtime to their...
Briefing paper

Measuring what matters: do Australians have good access to primary health care?

This paper presents the first data collected on one particular measure, namely access to primary health care.

Something for nothing - unpaid overtime in Australia

The typical full-time employee in Australia works 70 minutes of unpaid overtime a day. This equates to 33 eight-hour days per year, or six and a half standard working weeks. Something for nothing - unpaid overtime in Australia examines the nature, extent and consequences of...

What a waste – an analysis of household expenditure on food

Australian households are throwing out more than $5 billion worth of food each year, more than Australians spend on digital equipment, and more than it costs to run the Australian Army. In addition to the direct financial costs of this waste, the environmental impact associated...