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Australia’s first service sector recession will be unlike those that have gone before it

If the government wants to stop this recession from turning into a depression, it will have to redirect its policy playb...

What COVID-19 means for the people making your clothes

The crisis has demonstrated forcefully the importance for manufacturers and retailers to be agile with well trained work...
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Don’t blame COVID-19: Target’s decline is part of a deeper trend

Target’s strategy to move further into the middle market was always doomed for limited success.

Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety – keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

If retailers and hospitality service providers want customers to return in greater numbers the goal will be to minimise ...

How the COVID-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industry

Confronted with the lasting effects of the crisis, significant changes in the industry are to be expected.
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If we want workers to stay home when sick, we need paid leave for casuals

Lack of sick leave a "major barrier" for many workers who need to stay home, experts say.

Five workplace trends that will shape life after lockdown

“People are realising they can work remote … that’s a huge opportunity.”
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Coronavirus redundancies are understandable, but there are alternatives

Creative options for cutting wage costs without having to make staff redundant.

Five ways businesses can contribute to a more balanced post-coronavirus future

While the movement towards a multi-stakeholder approach to business has increased in recent years, the coronavirus pande...

Coronavirus shutdowns: what makes hairdressing ‘essential’? Even the hairdressers want to close

Many salons have begun selling “lockdown” product packs online, producing short “home maintenance” videos, and some are ...

The last thing companies should be doing right now is paying dividends

COVID-19 has revealed an ugly truth – many very large companies have too little cash.

More Australians are worried about a recession and an increasingly selfish society than about coronavirus itself

In a world where social distancing is becoming the norm, people were more worried about society becoming more selfish th...

How to boost your internet speed when everyone is working from home

While you can try to fix issues and optimise the setup inside your home, unfortunately you can’t really influence networ...

What actually are ‘essential services’ and who decides?

What is classified as essential, and who gets to decide?

Flattening another coronavirus curve: The cash-flow gap

When sales dry up, costs don't tend to follow suit.

Working from home? Here are five ways to reduce procrastination and be productive

Set up a clear schedule, reduce distractions and plan for interruptions.

Coronavirus puts casual workers at risk of homelessness unless they get more support

The challenge for the government is to provide support to people on very low incomes that will see them through the enti...

Coronavirus could spark a revolution in working from home. Are we ready?

With no end in sight to COVID-19, many businesses are developing or implementing work-from-home policies to ensure busin...

Next time, we’ve got to handle emergency donations better

Lessons to learn from how donations were handled during the bushfire season.

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