Election 2016: The Taxation Debate
Australia’s taxation framework is a focal point for budget repair in the upcoming election. Multinational Tax Avoidance With politicians hammering on about tax avoidance, the Coalition has proposed a Tax Integrity Package to tackle the concern. Features of this package include a new stringent Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) to
Australia’s foreign investment framework: an economic guard or a prejudicial wall?
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a key driver for growth in any economy. Economists contend that such activities confer national comparative advantages, transfer skills and technologies, unlock new finance avenues and spur overall growth. Over the past couple of years, direct investment into the resource and real estate sectors have
The Club Conundrum
Clubs and societies form a major part of any Australian university. Orientation weeks (O-weeks) are inundated with food, music, games and freebies thanks to student clubs, which exist to meet students’ extra-curricular demands. The plethora of professional, cultural and special interest groups serve as a platform to enrich students’ university
The Economics of Brunch
In recent years, the Melbourne food phenomenon has undoubtedly skyrocketed. Leading the way in this food spectacle is the notion of ‘brunch’. Evolving far beyond the ordinary meaning of “a meal between breakfast and lunch”, the popular trend now encompasses features such as a quaintly decorated café interior, lively young