Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Antipodean Regions Need Creative Investments

Public transport the Real Fix for Sydney ...

Sydney Suffers highest poverty rate of any capital

Reducing the inequality of income distribution within and between Australian regions through new investment will be pivotal to strengthening Australia's economy and bridging the employment fallout from the subsiding mining boom in low income regions.
Once stereotyped as a land of meat pie-eaters and Foster’s lager-swillers, Australia has developed a A$4 billion ($3.2 billion) coffee-drinking market that devours more fresh beans per person than any other country. It’s also developed novel brews reproduced as far away as London and Seattle. 
Australia Is Exporting Its $3.2 Billion Café Culture to the World

This is not being creative / Twenty cars break down - caltex contaminated fuel

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Australia faces some tough policy decisions to reshape its economy and prepare for an uncertain future, with predictions that up to five million jobs are likely to be automated by 2030, according to Australia’s Future Workforce report released today by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).
Report -
Australia’s future workforce?
It's the end of work as we know it
Related CEDA material
Education is key for future workforce in age of digital disruption

 The information technology sector is suffering from an "image problem" and this could hamper its ability to attract people into the profession, according to a new report by Deloitte Access Economics.

Report -  Australia's Digital Pulse
ICT sector grows, ICT graduates decline – Dynamic Business

Elderly Australians clinging to work for longer shows cultural shift: researchers
Older Australians are clinging to work for longer, a 20-year analysis of workplace participation rates has found.
More Australian women working past 55: Research – Smart Company

Rachel Rubenstein, Reflections on the General State of Tax-related Identity Theft (Procedurally Taxing). “From 2004 to 2013, the NTA identified tax-related identity theft as one of the “‘Most Serious Problems” faced by taxpayers in nearly every annual report submitted to Congress here.”
David Brunori, The Revolt of the Corporations (Tax Analysts Blog). “The message is clear: Businesses have options and will move to sunnier tax climates.”

Australians fear terrorism and are tuning back to climate change: Lowy Institute poll Australians are feeling more unsafe than at any other time in a decade, seized by fears of terrorism and a bleak view of the economy.
Lowy Institute poll 2015