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Sinking: Global shipping freight rates have declined due to overcapacity

The water freight transport industry has faced challenging conditions over the past five years. The industry is a key link between Australian companies and the world economy, with international shipping…
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In plane sight: Rising foreign tourist numbers are providing new opportunities

In plane sight: Rising foreign tourist numbers are providing new opportunities

Tourism is a major source of revenue for both Australia and New Zealand. With their unique natural landscapes and socio-political stability, both countries possess the distinct advantage of being able to…
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Pet humanisation trends drive one-billion-dollar deal

Increasing numbers of people are treating their pets like family members, which is giving rise to pet humanisation trends. Consumers have become more conscious of having a healthy lifestyle and…
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Wealth and Job Creation

Wealth and Job Creation

The ABS’s latest official estimate of Australia’s wealth for 2015-16 was $14.4 trillion, with a net value of just over $11 trillion after accounting for foreign liabilities (equity and debt)….
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Delivery apps are altering food service providers’ operations

Delivery apps are altering food service providers’ operations

Tech companies are changing the way we interact with food service providers. Food delivery companies such as Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Menulog and Foodora have become increasingly popular among consumers. Restaurants…
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Rising traffic congestion drives further funding for public transport

Rising traffic congestion drives further funding for public transport

Australia’s population growth has brought more traffic to our roads, with a growing number of people commuting within our burgeoning cities. This is putting pressure on governments to invest in…
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Craft beer and cider boost per capita alcohol consumption

Craft beer and cider boost per capita alcohol consumption

According to recently released data from the ABS, per capita alcohol consumption increased in 2015-16 for the first time in nearly a decade, bucking a trend of continuous decline since…
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Honesty, Crime and Punishment

Honesty, Crime and Punishment

We sort of know that Australia is the best place to live in this strange world of 2017, where terrorism, neo-dictators, climate change, incompetent heads of state and other scary…
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Diversification and innovation power Maori business margins

Diversification and innovation power Maori business margins

Recent IBISWorld research indicates Maori authorities continue to steer profitable organisations that outperform the average profit margins of the wider New Zealand economy by a sizeable 18%.   ‘The strong…
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Out of gas: Energy crisis looms over the eastern seaboard

Out of gas: Energy crisis looms over the eastern seaboard

Australia is endowed with abundant natural gas and coal resources. Coal seam gas (CSG) reserves in Queensland are considerable and significantly larger than conventional gas reserves. Over the past five…
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