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Editors’ Picks

House prices and demographics make death duties an idea whose time has come

It’s hard to tell what’s happening to the distribution of wealth in Australia. Since death duties went, Australian income inequality has climbed, with the standard measure (known as the Gini coefficient) climbing from 0.27 to 0.32 between 1982 and 2016 on a scale where a result of zero would mean income was equally shared and a result of 1 would mean one person earned all the income. Read More

Using beloved works of literature to predict the futures of cities

How can we predict the futures of cities? We could study population statistics; we could analyse technological trajectories and business trends to forecast economic possibilities. Or, we could get classically creative by using works of fiction to predict likely scenarios under the 'Literary Method of Urban Design'. Read More

Why knowledge-sharing is powerful

In old-style, command-and-control management structures, most knowledge remains unshared because knowledge becomes power, position and promotion… and safety. To transform a business, leaders and executives need to transform themselves and their thinking first. Read More

The 14 Indigenous words for money on our new 50 cent coin

The Royal Australian Mint's new 50 cent coin, developed in consultation with Indigenous language custodian groups and designed by the Mint’s Aleksandra Stokic, features 14 different words for “money” from Australian Indigenous languages. But where do these words come from? Read More

Federal election 2019: state of the states

We now know that the next federal election will take place on May 18. To guide you through the campaign, our “state of the states” series takes stock of the key issues, seats and policies affecting the vote in each of Australia’s states. Read More