Productivity

Why she’ll be right in the long run

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While job losses have dominated the headlines in recent days, the manufacturing sector has been shrinking for two decades and those jobs will eventually be offset by new jobs in other sectors.

Parkinson makes case for GST hike

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Treasury secretary sees economic benefit in raising GST, lowering income taxes.

IR needs reform: Murray

Former CBA boss says Australian productivity is limiting growth potential.

Arthritic Australia: What the ageing population will do to growth

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It will be impossible for Australia to maintain its growth rate with the working-age population dwindling. Japan’s experience offers a worrying preview of the impact an ageing population has on an economy.

Clifford chides Rudd-Gillard govts

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Qantas chairman blames previous Labor governments for sliding productivity.

Lowe warns on Australia's appetite for risk

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RBA deputy governor questions if Australia has become too risk averse to adequately deal with the challenge of productivity.

Productivity Commission urges major infrastructure rethink

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Report calls for reform to entire approach; industrial laws, building codes.

Productivity needs all sectors: survey

Majority of business leaders surveyed believe govt, business play key roles in productivity.

Australia must plug technology gap: Deloitte

'Recession-proof' economy well placed to take advantage of shifting trends.

Five ways your IT department is changing

The uptake of mobile and cloud services is pushing traditional IT department decisions into other areas within a business. It’s a great opportunity to restructure and boost productivity.

How generous are Australian work conditions?

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Claims are mounting that Australian working conditions are simply too lavish. So how do we stack up against the rest of the OECD?

Shorten slams PM on penalty rates

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Labor accuses Abbott of 'opening up the Pandora's box' to cut workers' wages.

Is Australia a workers' paradise?

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Joe Hockey has described SPC Ardmona as a “union shop” in rejecting its bid for funding. The Government is clearly angling for a review of industrial relations. So how do Australians compare with workers elsewhere?

Abbott's 'Costello moment' can transform Australia

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The construction and food industries are undergoing a revolution in labour practices for their survival. If the government wants to keep power it will ensure Toyota does the same – but stays in Australia.

Australia’s infrastructure emergency

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Australia has one of the fastest growing populations in the developed world and, from an infrastructure perspective, is bursting at the seams. The government is about to make things worse.

Assets worth $1.2bn lost: PC

Emergency events saw Australians lose property worth $1.2bn in FY2013.

Dow's Liveris calls for development strategy

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Dow Chemical CEO to push PM for manufacturing plan.

Business struggles in an inflation straitjacket

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In recent years, businesses increasingly outsourced products and services to combat the rising Australian dollar. With the currency now falling, and inflation rising, that logic is coming back to bite.

Govt asset sales needed: Sims

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ACCC boss says competition review to be broader than most expect: report.

KPMG chair urges govt on costs

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Andrew says govt must address high taxes, costs to encourage investment.

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