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Australian property prices facing 'longest downturn in decades', says UBS

Australian property prices facing 'longest downturn in decades', says UBS

UBS says the housing price slump could end up being the longest in several generations.

  • by David Scutt

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Male graduates earn more in first year than females except in one area
Analysis
Gender equality

Male graduates earn more in first year than females except in one area

The gender pay gap widened in many areas but it has closed and flipped in some places, new data reveals.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Policymakers ignore link between human capital and growth 'at their own peril'
Education

Policymakers ignore link between human capital and growth 'at their own peril'

Australia fell to 26th in a global ranking of 195 countries for “expected human capital” in 2016, down from 22nd place in 1990.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Why you aren’t getting a pay rise: Blame 'superstar' companies
RBA

Why you aren’t getting a pay rise: Blame 'superstar' companies

The productivity gains of smartphones and other new technologies are not being fully passed on to workers as wage increases, a new paper finds.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Dangerous divergence: why the global economy is getting more vulnerable
Analysis
World markets

Dangerous divergence: why the global economy is getting more vulnerable

The world is acutely vulnerable to another shock that ‘’over-burdened’’ central banks won’t have sufficient residual capacity to respond, warns the BIS.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Frydenberg must awaken the slumbering Treasury on cost cutting
Opinion
Federal budget

Frydenberg must awaken the slumbering Treasury on cost cutting

There are many new ways to tackle spending but the government is not showing much interest.

  • by Ross Gittins
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Are we all prepared to pay the price for proper wages?
Investigation

Are we all prepared to pay the price for proper wages?

Underpayment is rampant in the hospitality industry. It's baked into the price we pay when we go to many cafes. So what are we doing about it?

  • by Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar
Data centre power use greater than Woolworths, Coles combined
Energy

Data centre power use greater than Woolworths, Coles combined

Our love of the cloud means data centres are swiftly becoming one of the country's largest consumers of electricity.

  • by Cole Latimer
UN survey: More women MPs in Ethiopia, Cuba and Tanzania than Australia
Opinion
United Nations

UN survey: More women MPs in Ethiopia, Cuba and Tanzania than Australia

The UN figures show 32.7 per cent of seats in Australian parliaments were held by women last year. More than 30 nations on the index had a higher share than that, including Argentina, Ethiopia, Cuba and Tanzania.

  • by Matt Wade
Electric vehicles tipped to become the smartphone of the future
Energy

Electric vehicles tipped to become the smartphone of the future

Electric vehicles will be the new mobile phone, going from where people can’t imagine why they’d want one to being unable to imagine life without them, and China is set to be the driving force.

  • by Cole Latimer
Never mind carbon, let's put a price on bad driving
Opinion
Road safety

Never mind carbon, let's put a price on bad driving

The rising road toll could show its time for a dangerous driving tax.

  • by Ross Gittins