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COVID-19 has changed the future of retail: there’s plenty more automation in store

As online shopping increasingly provides greater revenue streams for retailers, more physical store closures are also on...

The death of the open-plan office? Not quite, but a revolution is in the air

Organisational culture, not technology, has long been the key force keeping us in central offices.

Why China believed it had a case to hit Australian barley with tariffs

Tax on Australian barley expected to hurt the A$600 million export market.

Pass the shiraz, please: how Australia’s wine industry can adapt to climate change

Australia’s natural climate variability means wine growers are already adept at responding to change.

Watch yourself: the self-surveillance strategy to keep supermarket shoppers honest

Woolworths trials self-service checkout terminals with built-in cameras.

Businesses get extension for instant asset write-off

The government says the extension will help those which have been hit by supply chain delays caused by the pandemic.

How a tightening of wallets pushed Australia into recession

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg described Australia as “on the edge of the cliff” in the March quarter, facing “an economist’s...

Open, honest and effective: what makes Jacinda Ardern an authentic leader

How we feel about our boss transfers into how we see the company as a whole, just as political leaders represent the nat...

Why flour is still missing from supermarket shelves

Availability of most goods has returned to normal, so why are there flour shortages from Europe to the United States and...

What defines casual work? Federal Court ruling highlights a fundamental flaw in Australian labour law

The decision has been attacked by employer groups for allowing casual workers to “double dip”.

Forget work-life balance – it’s all about integration in the age of COVID-19

OPINION: COVID-19 has dramatically changed personal and work dynamics, and we need to stop thinking of work-time and hom...

The paradox of social distancing: We’ve grown closer to co-workers during the coronavirus pandemic

"Ultimately, it is the human connection that will get us through this pandemic."

Hide self: one tip on video conferencing good enough for Matthew McConaughey

OPINION: Video conferencing radically changes the conditions under which we interact with others, and hyper-awareness of...

China might well refuse to take our barley, and there would be little we could do

OPINION: China will remain an irreplaceable Australian customer meaning it would be neither possible nor wise for Austra...

Five workplace trends will shape life after lockdown

The jobs landscape is seeing the biggest remote work movement in history.

Coronavirus hasn’t killed globalisation – it proves why we need it

OPINION: People around the world have many needs and aspirations in commonare that are best fulfilled when world leaders...

We’ve had a taste of disrupted food supplies – here are 5 ways we can avoid a repeat

OPINION: We have almost real-time data on food production, stocks and supply chains. Would it not be sensible to streng...

Goodbye to the crowded office: how coronavirus will change the way we work together

Staggered shifts, enforced flexitime, and 24/7 operations may become the norm, along with working remotely.

What is Dalgona coffee? The whipped coffee trend taking over the internet during coronavirus isolation

According to Google Trends, “Dalgona coffee” has become the most searched type of coffee worldwide.