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AGL defies pollies and pushes ahead with Liddell power plant closure

Posted on Oct 4, 2018

Big stick approach to Australian energy policy hasn’t scared AGL’s  Brett Redman as the Liddell coal powerplant planned closure goes ahead. See AFR letter by Macquarie University Professor of Environmental Finance Martina Linnenluecke.

Can Lehman crisis happen again?

Posted on Sep 14, 2018

The Lehman 10-year anniversary. Macquarie University bank risk expert and Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy joins a panel including former Labor Treasurer Wayne Swan and The Economist‘s Tom Eaton with Fran Kelly on ABC RN Breakfast

 

 

Call out discrimination

Posted on Sep 5, 2018

When is discrimination bad behaviour, and not unconscious bias?  See article in The Conversation from Lucy Taksa, Macquarie University Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Research.

Discrimination is bad behaviour, not unconscious bias

Posted on Sep 5, 2018

When is discrimination bad behaviour, and not unconscious bias?  Has unconcious bias training gone a step too far? Starbucks recently responded to the scandalous discrimination against two African-American customers in Philadelphia by closing all of its 8,000 stores in North America to provide training for its employees to address unconscious bias.

Should StarBucks have called out the manager in question for discrimination instead?

Unconcious bias training seems to be all the rage in organisations both in the United States, and Australia.

Lucy Taksa, Macquarie University Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Research, and Louise Thornthwaite, Macquarie University Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Management, say unconscious bias is a ‘get out of jail free card’ allowing people to deny that they engaged in intentionally discriminating and exclusionary illegal behaviour.  See their article in The Conversation

Customers urged to go outside Big 4 banks for home loans

Posted on Aug 31, 2018

Home loan customers need to shop around, amid speculation the big banks will copy Westpac in hiking rates, said Macquarie University associate professor Elizabeth Sheedy in the Australian Financial Review.

‘Shadow’ board urges Reserve Bank to hike rates

Posted on Jul 3, 2018

RBA ‘shadow’ board and Macquarie University Professor Jeffery Sheen says global trade war and effect on Australian trading partners has eased his recommendations for future domestic monetary policy, in the Australian Financial Review today.

Yancoal CEO swimming against the tide

Posted on Jun 14, 2018

It’s time for political and corporate leaders to catch up with the rest of the world and give renewables a fair go.  See letter to the editor by Macquarie University Professor of Environmental Finance Martina Linnenluecke in the Australian Financial Review.

Are board directors appointed based on their gender?

Posted on Jun 12, 2018

Macquarie University Professor Anne Ross-Smith talks to ABC Radio National Breakfast’s Hamish Macdonald and says board directors are appointed because they can do the job, not because they’re female.

Women on boards, how much progress have we made?

Posted on Jun 7, 2018

See Macquarie University Professor Anne Ross-Smith’s opinion piece in Women’s Agenda on gender equity in the workplace and women on boards.

ABS March quarter figures show growth

Posted on Jun 6, 2018

Exports and non-mining investment have contributed to Australia’s growth, says Macquarie University Professor Jeff Sheen in Australian Financial Review article by Jacob Greber on latest ABS March quarter figures.

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