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The Housing Market

The Housing Market

Yes, it is true: housing is expensive in Australia. Measured as a multiple of average wages, Sydney housing is nearly one-and-a-half times that of London, and over twice that of…
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Fine print: Printing companies are being forced to diversify and consolidate

Fine print: Printing companies are being forced to diversify and consolidate

The recent merger between PMP and IPMG is representative of the consolidation taking place in the printing industry, as they face the challenges of operating in the digital age. The…
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Bring home the bacon: Pig farmers are benefiting from rising health consciousness

Bring home the bacon: Pig farmers are benefiting from rising health consciousness

Pig farmers have performed strongly over the past five years, largely due to growing demand for fresh pork meat. While demand for processed pork has stagnated, consumers have increasingly opted…
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Digital dollars: Online ads’ popularity boosts digital advertising agencies’ revenue

Digital dollars: Online ads’ popularity boosts digital advertising agencies’ revenue

The digital advertising agencies industry has posted double-digit growth figures annually over the past five years. Online advertising solutions have risen in popularity among private- and public-sector organisations, compared with…
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Green light: Cosmetic companies are benefiting from green consumerism trends

Green light: Cosmetic companies are benefiting from green consumerism trends

Revenue among cosmetic, perfume and toiletries manufacturers in Australia is expected to reach its highest level in a decade, with revenue growing by 3.5% in 2016-17. Strong export growth, largely…
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The Ascent of Asia

The Ascent of Asia

The September 2015 newsletter set out to create perspective for Australia’s place in the Asia Pacific region for the 21st century. In this newsletter, we revisit this issue and broaden…
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IBISWorld reveals the nation’s Top 1000 companies

IBISWorld reveals the nation’s Top 1000 companies

Business analysts at IBISWorld have today revealed the 2016 list of Australia’s Top 1000 companies, offering detailed and diverse insights into the nation’s most successful companies, growing and declining sectors,…
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Schooled: Childcare centres are taking enrolments from standalone preschools

Schooled: Childcare centres are taking enrolments from standalone preschools

Preschool program enrolments at long day care (LDC) centres have surged over the past five years. Although traditionally offered in standalone preschools, LDC centres are also increasingly providing preschool programs…
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Bags packed: The backpacker tax bill is set to reduce visiting workforce numbers

Bags packed: The backpacker tax bill is set to reduce visiting workforce numbers

In late 2016, the Federal Government’s backpacker tax bill was passed in the Senate. The bill directly affects working holiday visa holders and is expected to reduce the number of…
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In Search of a More Rational World

In Search of a More Rational World

The year 2017 is likely to be the most turbulent since 2009, when the GFC was in full swing; except this time it includes political, racial, religious and terrorist issues…
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