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The Conversation, Author at Inside FMCG

Team-building exercises can be a waste of time. You achieve more by getting personal

A team banks on the strong connection between individuals.

We need those tax cuts now, all of them. The surplus can wait

The Parliament passed the Government’s personal income tax plan this month.

Amazon is turning 25 – here’s a look back at how it changed the world

Amazon has reshaped retailing permanently and is one of the top three most valuable companies in the world.

Smoking at record low in Australia, but the grim harvest of preventable heart disease continues

Health minister Greg Hunt’s recently announced national prevention strategy must give high priority to tobacco control. 

Getting out of liquor and pokies will cost Woolworths, but deliver lasting benefits

Consumers increasingly expect organisations to walk their talk and demonstrate they make a positive impact on society.

Stages 1 and 2 of the tax cuts should pass. But Stage 3 would return us to the 1950s

The government’s refusal to “split the bill” holds the first hostage to the fate of the third and least affordable.

Regardless of what the Federal Court says, you shouldn’t put ‘flushable’ wipes down the loo

Water industry has responded with disappointment to latest ruling in favour of Kimberly-Clark flushable wipes.

E. coli in milk won’t necessarily make you sick – but it signals risks from other bacteria

Because milk is such a complete mix of nutrients, it’s also an ideal breeding ground for bacteria.

Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory?

Thanks to advances in tissue engineering, we can take all sorts of cells from different animals, and grow them under controlled laboratory conditions.

Listeria outbreaks: why they should be much rarer in ten years’ time

Today’s standard microbial tests are a hit and miss method of spotting contaminations.

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