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Buying Australian vs Free Trade: An Analysis into the Costs and Benefits of Protectionism
May 26, 2022

Join Casey, Vidhi and Morgan as they explore the merits and demerits of protectionism to the Australian economy and the wider society.

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The Fall of the Soviet Union
May 25, 2022

Join Amy, Laurel, Melanie and Phil as they discuss the historical context of today’s Russian Federation and specifically, how it formed as a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Predominantly, this article will focus on the social, political and economic consequences this had on today’s Russia.

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Women in STEM and the Gender Pay Gap
May 20, 2022

As our society proceeds with its discussion regarding women’s role in the workforce, join Hirushi, Jana, and Stanley to scrutinise the gender wage gap and women’s role in the STEM field.

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Monetary Control and Decentralised Finance
May 19, 2022

Join Jeff, Ray and Sriram, as they cover the ins and outs of decentralised finance, and whether it is possible to create a new financial system that is more trustworthy, cheaper and faster than the current one using this technology.

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The Rise of Activist Investors in 2022
May 13, 2022

Elon Musk & Twitter in the US, and Mike Cannon Brookes & AGL in Australia, the latest popular trend in financial markets is activist investing. Join Alex, Chamindu and Vlad as they explore what activist investors do, and what this means for the future of global investing trends.

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The socio-economic ramifications of the Shanghai lockdown
May 7, 2022

Join Morgan, Casey and Vidhi as they explore the socio-economic consequences of the prolonged Shanghai lockdown within and beyond the boundaries of China's largest city.

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The Evolution of Education: Past, Present and the Future
May 6, 2022

Introduction Education has evolved drastically over time. Humanity began storing and transmitting knowledge through word of mouth, passing down information about animals, plants and the land to each succeeding generation.…

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Global Population Change: What Japan and Bangladesh tell us about the future of our world
May 5, 2022

Japan and Bangladesh's population demographics are polar opposites, yet intrinsically linked with each other. Join Chamindu, Alex, and Vlad as they delve deeper into what the changing populations of Japan and Bangladesh means for the future of the global population, and the widespread implications it brings.

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The Advent of Retail Investing
April 29, 2022

Join Sriram, Ray, and Jeff as they discuss the growing influence of retail investors in financial markets

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Policy Review: The 2022 Australian Federal Election
April 27, 2022

Join Amy, Phil and Laurel as they explore the most imminent concerns Australians face in the upcoming Federal Election. Issues such as Climate Change and the Rising Cost of Living are the focal points of this article. This article will present an overview of the policy positions for these issues between the major political parties with the aim of informing the readership ahead of the 2022 Federal Election.

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Life beyond university: Which degree will give you the best outcome?
April 25, 2022

With the graduation season coming to an end, Morgan, Vidhi and Casey explore the employment outcomes of different UniMelb degrees and the reasons behind the disparities.

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Rethinking the Australian Dream
April 15, 2022

As house prices continue to follow an increasing trend, join Hirushi, Jana and Stanley as they examine the various factors leading to this boom in property prices and the intricacies of securing an Australian home in the future.

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ESG Financial Derivatives and the Role They Play
April 14, 2022

Join Jeff, Ray, and Sriram as they explore the impact of and role ESG financial derivatives play and will play in the future.

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The Global Economic Ramifications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
April 7, 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has widespread economic implications, with exports of key commodities including gas, oil and wheat being affected. Join Vladyslav, Chamindu and Alex as they explore how the war as impacted commodity prices and supply, and the impact that they will have on communities around the world.

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Australia’s Energy Sector and its Fluctuations due to Recent Impacts
April 2, 2022

Join Hirushi, Jana and Stanley as they dissect various contemporary issues Australia's energy sector has faced in recent years, ranging from COVID-19’s impacts to the Russia-Ukraine crisis and possible action for the Australian government to take.

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Melbourne’s Nightlife: Trials of the Pandemic and the Recovery of Revelries.
April 2, 2022

Join Morgan, Vidhi and Casey as they explore Melbourne's nightlife economy, its benefits, the challenges of the pandemic and the return of night time activities.

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The NATO and U.N. Dichotomy.
April 1, 2022

With the rising conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the functionality and the importance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the United Nations have come into question. Why is Russia so opposed to NATO, and more importantly, what is NATO and how do they differentiate from the U.N.? Join Amy, Laurel and Phil as they explore the importance of international organisations and alliances in our modern world.

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The Economic Miracle of Singapore
March 26, 2022

Economist Shengwu Li describes Singapore's economic development as "a pace of progress that is less like economic development, and more like time travel." Join Luke as he explores the factors behind Singapore's rise.

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What is SWIFT and why is it important?
March 22, 2022

Join Yasindu as he explores the significance of SWIFT and its role as a potential deterrent against Russian advances in Ukraine.

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Insights into Australia’s education system
March 21, 2022

As Australia's education system looks to move on from a tumultuous pandemic, it faces a number of issues ranging from inequality to bullying and discrimination. Join Jade as she navigates explores some key themes regarding this topic.

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The Ethics Behind Neuralink: Elon Musk’s New Venture.
March 17, 2022

Join Amy, Laurel and Philip as they explore the implications that Elon Musk's Neuralink project has for the future of health and discuss the ethical implications of its animal-based testing.

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