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Susan Muldowney

Susan Muldowney is a Melbourne-based writer and editor and a former deputy editor of INTHEBLACK. When she's not working she spends her time plotting her next holiday.

Good boss or good company - do you have to choose?

Good boss or good company: which is better for you?


Three experts forecast what the top issues will be for global business in 2019.

Business forecast 2019: the top issues


Three experts debate whether reverse mortgages are a good idea for Australia's retirees.

Are reverse mortgages a good idea for retirees?


No one family is the same, so the decision about whether to charge your adult kids board is a personal one.

Should young adults pay board to their parents?


Giving an honest reference is better for everyone in the long run but context is also important.

How much truth should referees tell when asked for a reference?


The problem with the argument that driverless cars might be dangerous is that it presumes Australia's roads are currently filled with wonderful, attentive and responsible drivers.

Would you travel in a driverless car?


Discrimination remains one of the biggest barriers to women moving into leadership roles.

How do we get more women into leadership roles?


The role of the accountant is undergoing a significant shift and accounting jobs are shifting, too.

Should young accountants have to do basic accounting work?


Smart city, in broad terms, describes a city that uses technology and data to  improve operations, enhance quality of life and reduce running costs. Illustrations by Ellen Porteus.

Get smart: making our cities great places to live


The challenge for the gig economy is to ensure there is reasonable standard of rights and conditions and wages for every worker in the economy.

Are new gig economy businesses eroding employee rights?