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Campaign to jack up online GST is protectionist and lazy

In demanding the lowering of the GST threshold for offshore purchases, the states and retailers want more cash from the federal government or consumers.

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The surprise take away message for domestic online retailers

Instead of complaining about the GST, Australia’s retailers ought to look at who is doing well online here. And the answer might surprise them, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Grand Theft Retail: why traditional retailers will continue doing it tough

Changes in consumer spending are going to go on clobbering the traditional retail business model, regardless of what the Aussie dollar does.

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Stop singing those blue-collar blues: manufacturing jobs rise

ABS data shows the dynamics of the Australian workforce are changing — good news at last for manufacturing, but bad news for public servants and construction workers.

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Retailers’ frenzy shows they still don’t get it

The Click Frenzy online retailing spruik wouldn’t have impressed customers. And yet traditional retailers actually have all the cards when it comes to online shopping.

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Click frenzy, profit wait for local retailers

Australia‚Äôs big retailers are trying to jump on the Click Frenzy bandwagon, while Target is still fighting to make a profit online. The numbers for many simply don’t add up.

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The day the music died (in store) goes to retail woes

Musicians and music lovers may have a fondness for their bricks-and-mortar stores, but the demise of Allans Billy Hyde shows music is not immune from the changes sweeping retail.

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Bonanza for big-box retail at the expense of transparency

Planning ministers in Victoria have a habit of trying to cut corners and then coming unstuck, writes Stephen Rowley, an urban planner and former co-editor of Planning News.

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Crikey Clarifier: why aren’t we confident to shop?

Late yesterday department store David Jones shocked investors by announcing its second-half profits could slide by as much as 12%. So in a stable economy why aren’t we confident enough to spend?

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Can we extract some good from whingenomics?

Pandering to voters’ conviction they face big cost of living increases hasn’t worked so far. Maybe it’s time for a new approach.

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Crikey readers respond: yep, we’re being gouged — a lot

Crikey readers have responded in force to our story on the difference between local and foreign prices for the same goods.

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