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Health spending in Federal Budget is ‘shackled’

Posted on Apr 5, 2019

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.

Banks have to improve culture

Posted on Mar 29, 2019

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”.

The two strikes rule must go

Posted on Mar 26, 2019

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.

Has Hayne done enough to change bank culture

Posted on Feb 7, 2019

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”.

The tax man is after your bitcoin profits

Posted on Jan 30, 2019

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.

The wrong way to decide bonuses

Posted on Jan 22, 2019

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

Zero carbon economy to create substantial wealth

Posted on Dec 7, 2018

Professor Martina Linnenluecke tells Investor Daily that a move to clean energy requires a substantial up-front investment  paid out over a number of years. Macquarie University research shows for a 66 per cent clean energy penetration by 2050, there is a US$170 billion upfront investment at the beginning of the discovery stage and a further US$1.327 trillion investment at the beginning of the seven-year commercialization stage.

Australia is way behind when it comes to carbon emissions

Posted on Nov 18, 2018

Research by Macquarie University crunches the numbers to reveal how market forces are accelerating cleantech. See letter to the editor in AFR opinion pages by Professor Martina Linnenluecke.

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

 

 

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