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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?  Macquarie University Professor Lucy Taksa says unconcious bias is a ‘get out of jail free card’ allowing people to deny they engage in illegal behaviour.  See article in The Conversation.

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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.

Fair Work Commission increases minimum pay

Posted on Jun 1, 2018

The Fair Work Commission minimum pay increase is unlikely to have a major impact on stagnant wage growth, says Macquarie University Emeritus Professor Ray Markey in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Bad corporate behaviour – what do you do?

Posted on Jun 1, 2018

Avoid ‘groupthink’ says Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy from Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre.  Companies can make better decisions if you get people’s views before they are influenced. See article by Sally Patten in BOSS, Australian Financial Review.  

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