Consumer data rights are set to transform our lives
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Consumer data rights are set to transform our lives

- September 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

There’s a revolution under way in commerce. Within five years, consumer data rights will have transformed competition and simplified the way we live. Yet most of us know little about it, or think it’s restricted to banking. It’s the brainchild of former Productivity Commission chief Peter Harris and Scott Morrison when he was treasurer. The Productivity… Read more »

Financial hardship and domestic violence
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Young Australian women in financial hardship are up to 3x more likely to experience domestic violence

- September 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

New research undertaken for this week’s National Summit on Women’s Safety finds violence and unwanted sexual activity are far more common among young women experiencing financial hardship than women who are not. By Alice Campbell, The University of Queensland and Janeen Baxter, The University of Queensland It comes as the federal government has denied Australians… Read more »

Australian lockdown supported by economists

Why most economists continue to back lockdowns

- August 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

With the prospect of a lengthier lockdown looming over Sydney, the idea of “living with the virus” has resurfaced. But it’s not something supported by most economists. by John Quiggin, The University of Queensland and Richard Holden, UNSW NSW’s health minister, Brad Hazzard, raised the prospect of abandoning the lockdown and accepting that “the virus… Read more »

What should we teach children about money
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What should we teach children about money?

- August 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

One of the questions I am constantly asked by parents is what they should teach children about money, and at what age. By Pushpa Wood, Massey University Being a parent presents us with daily challenges, including decisions about what things to expose our children to. Talking about money is no different to talking about how… Read more »

How much should you spend on a home renovation
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How much should you spend on a home renovation?

- August 2, 2021 4 MIN READ

There are many factors that determine how much you can or should spend on a home renovation. University of Canberra researcher Gregory Mowle wants you to answer these questions. By Gregory Mowle, University of Canberra Home renovation has long been something of a national sport for many Australians, but community demand for home fix-ups has… Read more »