Economics

Queen Elizabeth II touring Papua New Guinea.

After Brexit: reinvigorating the Commonwealth


Richard Thaler suggests that people can be steered in their choices by the way decisions are framed.

Can behavioural economics really change habits?


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?


Like many tax authorities, the ATO believes bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a form of property rather than being a true currency. Illustrations Eirian Chapman.

Bitcoin taxation: a global challenge for tax authorities


Warships during the Royal Australian Navy's Ocean Raider 2017 exercise.

Australia's defence boom: accountants are needed


Australia's natural treasures, such as the Twelve Apostles, are a hit with Chinese travellers.

Australian businesses set their sights on Chinese tourists


In super, size is the new black – and the big are getting bigger.

Struggling super funds pushed to merge


CPA Australia's 2017 small business survey found a growing sense of optimism in the small business sector. Overall, 2017 was slightly more positive than 2016, with a moderate increase in the number of businesses reporting that they grew.

Small business owners in the Asia-Pacific feeling optimistic: survey


Start typing Bernard Salt's name into Google and the very first thing that comes up is "Bernard Salt avocado". Sadly for him, this does not mean Salt has a prolific sideline as a TV chef. Photos by Jarrod Barnes.

No trust, no job security: Bernard Salt on the uncertain future


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


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