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'WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato' and the Australian casual worker

The decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato has been heralded as a ‘win’ for Australian casual workers but the economic implications prove far more complex. Tingnan Li delves into the decision to make sense of what it entails in the context of the great Australian saga of the casual workforce.

COVID-19 in the realm of insurance

With the pandemic impacting every market participant, how has the insurance industry coped with its increased demand? Join Alexander Vounisios to understand how the industry is currently operating and what the future of insurance may look like.

Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman

There’s a lot to be learned about economics beyond lecture halls, journals and the news. Books can provide a holistic, sometimes radically different, perspective on the role of economics. What can we learn from these books? With our new weekly book review, ESSA intends to find out. This time, read on for our review of: Thinking, Fast and Slow.

Occupational licensing – The case for and against

Most people would agree that some kind of regulation is needed to prevent unqualified surgeons from operating or unqualified tradesmen from performing unsafe repairs. However, the introduction of licenses to an increasing number of jobs raises questions about whether the benefits always outweigh the costs. Edward Meehan investigates.

Is Tiktok spying on you?

TikTok- it’s best known for its memes and viral dance crazes, but underneath this light-hearted exterior are serious conversations about privacy, spying and international intrigue! Hooi San Ng explores the cyber-espionage allegations surrounding Tiktok.


Are you struggling to keep up with online lectures and deadlines while studying at home? Are you easily distracted by YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Reddit? Don’t miss out on these tips based on evidence from behavioural economics and psychology. Say no to 3 a.m. assignments!