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Posted on Aug 17, 2019

China and Japan see the future, and it’s not coal

Australia might only have a decade left to wean itself off coal if the latest international efforts to decarbonise are anything to go by. See the opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald by Macquarie University’s Professor Martina Linnenluecke.

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Posted on Jul 18, 2019

Health insurance is a pain in the budget

The rebate has been bad policy from the start. It has cost Australian taxpayers billions of dollars each year with little benefit except to private health insurers and some with private health insurance. See Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy Dr Henry Cutler’s opinion piece in The Australian.

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Posted on Jul 16, 2019

Revenue headache for health insurers

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy’s Dr Henry Cutler says in the Australian Financial Review there is no empirical research had verified whether increased private insurance membership led to shorter public hospital waiting times.

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Posted on Jun 21, 2019

Boards can’t fool ASICS’s shrink

In the complex world of assessing corporate culture, there is – as yet – no hard evidence that subjective assessment can outperform properly conducted surveys, says Macquarie University Professor Elizabeth Sheedy in the Australian Financial Review.

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Posted on May 3, 2019

We need to better manage risk culture in banks

Macquarie University Professor Elizabeth Sheedy said creating a culture that values risk management is a huge task for financial institutions and business all over the world. “Women should be hired and promoted because they are part of the community rather than needing to claim super powers based on gender,” she says in the Australian Financial Review.

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Posted on Apr 29, 2019

Which party has the best health plan?

Dr Henry Cutler from Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy says people are skimping on health care because of the cost, and that lack of preventative care ultimately leads to increased health expenditure.  See his comments on ABC TV News.

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Posted on Apr 5, 2019

Health spending in Federal Budget is ‘shackled’

The Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy Budget 2019 report said the Budget this year missed some opportunities for much-needed reforms, particularly around the treatment of obesity, which costs the economy $9 billion a year. See Dr Henry Cutler’s comments in the Australian Financial Review.

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Posted on Mar 29, 2019

Banks have to improve culture

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy from Macquarie University tells the Sydney Morning Herald: the material on remuneration “was probably one of the weakest sections of the [Hayne Royal Commission into Banking and Finance] report”.

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Posted on Mar 26, 2019

The two strikes rule must go

Superfunds can’t justify generating shareholder returns if it’s at the expense of customers. That’s just immoral, says Macquarie University Professor Elizabeth Sheedy in the Australian Financial Review.

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Posted on Feb 7, 2019

Has Hayne done enough to change bank culture

Macquarie University Professor Elizabeth Sheedy talks to the Australian Financial Review‘s Chanticleer columnist and says she is disappointed in what is a “particularly underwhelming set of recommendations”.

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Posted on Jan 30, 2019

The tax man is after your bitcoin profits

Macquarie University Professor Martina Linnenluecke talks to ABC TV‘s finance correspondent Phillip Lasker and says many investors mistakenly think their cryptocurrency profits are tax-free.

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Posted on Jan 22, 2019

The wrong way to decide bonuses

Balanced scorecards are the wrong way to decide an employee’s bonus, says Macquarie University Professor Elizabeth Sheedy in Acuity Magazine.

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