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2020 survey: no lift in wage growth, no lift in economic growth and no progress on unemployment in year of low expectations

It’s shaping up to be a dismal year for the economy, with no progress on many of the key measures that matter for Australians.

Vital Signs: the end of the checkout signals a dire future for those without the right skills

In time, technology could wipe out more than 150,000 cashier jobs remaining in Australia.

What employers need to know: the legal risk of asking staff to work in smokey air

Employers should know the latest info about the health risks for their workers.

The war on abandoned trolleys can be won. Here’s how

The NSW government is considering giving councils stronger powers that could see retailers fined for failing to collect abandoned or impounded trolleys.

A life of long weekends is alluring, but the shorter working day may be more practical

Workers often struggle to fit personal time into the few hours between getting home and bedtime.

Buyers warned about organic labels on nonfood products

The word “organic” is less meaningful when used on nonfood products and more subject to abuse.

What limits shareholder activism as a force for good: the free-rider problem

Shareholder activism should play an important role in moulding corporate behaviour.

How to pick the right sunscreen when you’re blinded by choice

Supermarkets and pharmacies sell a wide array of sunscreen brands.

Technology takes time-limited sales tactics to a new level

People generally prefer to secure a certain product now over the uncertain possibility of a better product in the future.

What are Australian retailers doing to help the environment this Christmas?

Responding to climate change is in the interests of retailers as consumers grow increasingly aware of the environmental impact of holiday shopping.

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