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Winging it: why is the competition watchdog allowing airline collusion?

The ACCC has decided to allow Rex and Qantas to work together to 'coordinate' their flight schedules and enter into agreements to 'share revenue'. But can the airlines be trusted to behave in the spirit of the proposed authorisation?

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Outbreak of bosses behaving badly reveals the ugly side of business

The Bosses Behaving Badly in a Pandemic Award has some strong new contenders.

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Phillip Lowe (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Reserve Bank flags years of pain — and the problem is demand, not supply

Fiscal stimulus is needed now more than ever so Australians can be confident to go out and spend.

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No payment, no consent: sex worker advocacy groups say fraud and rape is on the rise

There are increasing reports of clients reversing their payments. But what exactly are sex workers supposed to do about it?

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Andrews delivers a gut punch to the national economy, but it's the feds who need to pay

Thanks to Daniel Andrews and his government, Australia faces an economic disaster. But the federal government must step up on the response.

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Harold Mitchell gives ASIC a bloody nose but it was still worth the fight

After a four-year process, ASIC will probably end up paying $2-3 million for Mitchell's legal costs. But it wasn't all for nothing, writes Stephen Mayne.

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We're all Victorians now: why Dan Andrews should force Canberra's hand on extra stimulus

The new Victorian shutdown will force an overhaul of Australia's fiscal and economic outlook. And we need more stimulus, too – much more.

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Young Australians are raiding their super. What does this mean for their future?

Nearly a third of Australians aged 18-24 dipped into their superannuation funds due to the economic effects of COVID-19. How damaging is this to their long-term savings?

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COVID's tail: the new normal may well involve long-term support for sufferers

Evidence is mounting that COVID-19 could leave long-lasting health effects on many sufferers. How will the government support these 'long-haulers' post-pandemic?