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Why trust matters

By Garry Shilson-Josling In a world of global distrust, where are the true believers? The urgent need to share the benefits of reform shines through in economic reports from both sides of the Tasman. If there’s one thing economists and policy-makers agree on, it’s that rising living standards eventually depend on productivity growth. Since the 1980s,… Read More Why trust matters

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The trust crisis

By Susan Muldowney Recent high-profile corporate scandals have seen trust in business take a further dive. How can this fragile commodity be restored? When Matt Comyn steps into the top job at the embattled Commonwealth Bank of Australia on 9 April, his first challenge surely will be among his greatest: restoring trust. With critics pointing… Read More The trust crisis

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Nine steps to drive harassers out of business

By Deborah Tarrant Accounting leaders have put workplace sexual misconduct on their agendas. Is your firm taking all the right steps to prevent it? Sexual harassment has been the hottest topic in business for months. A growing number of women – and some men – have leapt to the call of the #MeToo Twitter hashtag following… Read More Nine steps to drive harassers out of business

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Why climate risks matter to business in 2018

By Karen McWilliams APRA sets a new green horizon. What’s on the horizon for accountants in 2018? Sustainability, including climate change risk, is one of the headline issues and 2018 is shaping up to be an important year in this area in terms of business reporting. For CFOs and accountants drawing up annual reports for… Read More Why climate risks matter to business in 2018

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Plastic wins the payout war

As the Big 4 banks roll out the New Payments Platform (NPP), it seems no rivals can seriously challenge the dominance of the big banks and card companies in the payments space. Consider the miracle that is modern card payments. You pick out a bottle of milk at your corner store, walk up to the… Read More Plastic wins the payout war

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The truth crisis

By Susan Muldowney Recent high-profile corporate scandals have seen trust in business take a further dive. How can this fragile commodity be restored? When Matt Comyn steps into the top job at the embattled Commonwealth Bank of Australia on 9 April, his first challenge surely will be among his greatest: restoring trust.