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Trump & Twitter
May 14, 2019

The emergence of social media has changed the way politicians communicate and engage with voters. In the United States, social media has been used by presidents as a tool to…

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The Trials and Tribulations of Australian Climate Policy
May 14, 2019

For the past decade, the only thing certain about Australian climate policy has been uncertainty. A decade long prime ministerial shuffle coupled with rising energy costs and economic softening have,…

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Poise and Patience: RBA Denies Interest Rate Doomsayers
May 13, 2019

On the second Tuesday of every month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) makes its cash rate decision, a decision that is integral to the modern economic machine. The cash…

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Scomo VS Bill: Who will win?
May 7, 2019

It seems like the majority of Australians know where their mind is at with this election. By the end of Monday 6th May, nearly 1 million ballots had been cast at…

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IMF: is it still relevant and effective?
April 30, 2019

The IMF, or international monetary fund, was originally established in 1944 to promote financial stability in the post-World War II world. The fund’s primary purpose was to encourage international monetary…

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The Death of Foxtel
April 29, 2019

With the disintegration of free to air television over the last 20 years, we have seen Telstra and 20th Century Fox’s brainchild, Foxtel, rise and perch itself into a position…

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Demonetization’s Impact on India and the 2019 General Elections
April 18, 2019

On 8 November 2016, Narendra Modi, the prime minister of the world’s largest democracy—India—announced that all 500- and 1000-rupee notes, which accounted for 86% of the currency, would be withdrawn…

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The New Age of UBER: Going Public
April 16, 2019

INTRODUCTION On April 11, news came about that Uber was intending to go public. Uber is due to begin its investor roadshow in the week beginning April 29 with plans…

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Crumbling Foundations: A Review of the Australian Housing Market
April 9, 2019

Australia is known to have some of the most overpriced property in the world. With only 45% of Australians in their mid-thirties owning a home, compared to 58% in 1986,…

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On the Rise: Counterfeit Goods
April 8, 2019

The counterfeit goods market: a place to trade fake luxury items, at not so luxurious prices. In an era where your identity is determined through the brands you display on…

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Venezuela and Hyperinflation – How Long Will They Battle?
April 3, 2019

Imagine the daily life of a Venezuelan, living with an annual inflation rate of 1,000,000%. At that rate, the price of a cup of coffee doubles in a fortnight. This…

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The Aftermath of the Christchurch Attacks
April 2, 2019

An overview of recent events On March 15, 2019, New Zealand was shocked by a brutal massacre, causing 50 deaths and 50 wounded. The tragedy took place in two mosques,…

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The Economic Face of Boeing’s Crashes
March 26, 2019

The crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 (M8), in quick succession, have in recent weeks put the airplane manufacturer under increasing scrutiny. This article examines the economic face of…

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The Six Serial Offenders: Is the US Economy in danger?
March 25, 2019

Opinions on the US economy and its trajectory run rampant - even economists can often find it difficult to come to a consensus. However, whilst judgement and opinion can play…

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The Hayne Royal Commission: Findings, Responses and Future
March 18, 2019

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, also known as the Hayne Royal Commission, has unearthed some of the most damning industry practices of…

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The final count: can the UK strike a deal?
March 18, 2019

As we rapidly approach the March 29 Brexit deadline, the UK and EU are frantically trying to strike a deal to ensure a smooth and polished exit from the EU.…

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