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Contract sport: TV broadcasters have invested heavily to secure sports rights

Contract sport: TV broadcasters have invested heavily to secure sports rights

Free-to-air and pay-TV stations are stumping up an increasing amount of money for the rights to broadcast various sporting events. These lucrative contracts generate significant advertising revenue for TV stations….
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Machu Piccu

Perusing around: Free trade agreements may boost the higher education sector

The Australian and Peruvian governments signed the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) on 12 February 2018, with the trade agreement entering into force after each country follows their domestic treaty…
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Glass of milk

More milk: Changing consumer demand has led to a new alliance

Consumer trends are adjusting to support healthier lifestyles, which has led to a rise in demand for alternative milk products. In order to meet these demands, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited…
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P(l)aying for big bucks - why TV networks rely on sport

P(l)aying for big bucks – why TV networks rely on sport

With the Commonwealth Games now over, and Channel Nine’s four-decade deal with Cricket Australia coming to an end – with the sporting body signing a new $1 billion deal with…
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Household Income, Spending and Wealth

Household Income, Spending and Wealth

Australia’s average household income puts us in the top dozen nations, if tiny nations and principalities such as Lichtenstein and Brunei are excluded. An average income of over $160,000 per…
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Fighting fit: Convenient opening hours have led to revenue growth

The Gyms and Fitness Centres industry has displayed strong growth over the past five years. The industry has undergone significant structural changes over the period, with many operators focusing on…
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Of import: Changes to US tariffs may indirectly affect local aluminium producers

Of import: Changes to US tariffs may indirectly affect local aluminium producers

From 23 March 2018, the United States will impose unilateral tariffs of 25% and 10% on steel and aluminium products, respectively. Despite not extending to Australia, the tariffs could still…
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Wine glasses

Full glass: Rising exports have boosted the Australian wine sector

In 2017, some of the world’s largest wine producing countries, such as France, Italy and Spain, experienced their worst grape harvest in decades. Combined, these three countries account for over…
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The Changing Nature of Work

The Changing Nature of Work

There are more Australians in paid work as a share of the population these days than there has been since the colonial era. This proportion has increased steadily since Federation…
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Jug of milk

Milking it: Dairy prices are set to recover, boosting revenue for dairy producers

Following low dairy prices and milk production in recent years, dairy producers are expected to benefit from positive trading conditions in 2017-18. Domestic and global dairy prices are set to…
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