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Property prices are now officially the biggest risk to economy's recovery

The Sydney and Melbourne housing markets have been a key driver of economic growth since the peak of the mining investment boom.<p>But now, as the …

Small business sends a bill to the Victorian Premier for $5000 in expected lost Grand Final holiday income - SmartCompany

A Ballarat small business owner has sent Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews a bill for more than $5000 for the amount he expects to lose as a result of …

Small Business

Banks and government on warning

Regulators tend to talk in convoluted riddles, deliberately torturing the language such that one is able to read into their official statements …

Banks have treated our housing market like a Ponzi scheme, and it's about to bust | Lindsay David

Australia’s housing market is looking a lot like the US, Ireland and Spain before the global financial crisis. Why aren’t politicians more concerned?<p>Australia’s big four banks are among the largest and most profitable financial institutions in the world. Despite this, it is mathematically …

Is Australia the new Greece? “Absolute garbage!”

In a story published this week in London, <i>The Telegraph’s</i> commodities editor, Andrew Critchlow, warns Australia is headed in the same direction as …

Boss Young Executives 2015: the power of risk-taking

by Lucinda Schmidt<p>It’s not often that a successful executive talks of failure. Sujeet Rana, the 32-year-old head of digital for Woolworths, …

Leadership

How to Deliver Bad News to Your Employees

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Delivering bad news is tough. It’s even harder when you don’t agree with the message or decision you’re communicating. Maybe you have to tell your star performer that HR turned down her request for a raise or to inform your team that the company doesn’t want them working …

Dynamic currency conversion - robbery by choice

Not in the least: you will still pay your foreign exchange fee no matter which option you choose. But if you choose to pay in your own currency, in …

Why so grumpy Australia? Consumers among Asia's gloomiest

The biggest worry was job security. Laura Demasi, the research director at Ipsos, said the group discussion revealed a widespread perception that no …