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Bigger is not always better

Published June 29, 2017

There’s a lot to be said for Australia’s fast-growing smaller towns - and the quality of life they offer. ...

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Census 2016: blazing a new trail and breaking with history

Published June 28, 2017

Australia is like a ship casting aside its moorings and heading into uncharted waters. ...

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New age through fleixibility

Published June 25, 2017

Millennials are sometimes known as Gen Y, the generational life form that followed the Xers. ...

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So you think you’re special

Published June 24, 2017

It’s nice to feel special, but it makes you ill-equipped to survive even the most rudimentary challenges of life. ...

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Region winners in number game

Published June 22, 2017

Looking at cities ranked 11-20 in the Australian urban system reveals some mixed results. ...

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That’s how the cookie crumbles

Published June 17, 2017

In the kitchen of my workplace, a biscuit barrel is replenished every morning with Arnott’s Family Assorted biscuits. ...

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A tale of four cities: Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle

Published June 15, 2017

During the past month I have looked at the future of Sydney and Melbourne as the behemoth cities of Australia. I also ha ...

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Spirit of the Co-Op

Published June 10, 2017

The Co-op, or “the Co”, as we called it, was as central to our family’s life as it was to the town’s. ...

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Get with the demographics trend

Published June 7, 2017

I have an important announcement. On June 30 I will be retiring from the KPMG partnership. ...

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Big business, we need you

Published June 3, 2017

Where are our globally significant agribusiness, tourism, leisure and property companies? ...

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Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth: smaller capitals’ population pause

Published June 1, 2017

The Australian heartland is shaped by five cities. But the outlook for growth and household formation differs in each. ...

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Melbourne set to overtake Sydney

Published May 25, 2017

Behold the urban mass that is Melbourne: the greatest city on the Australian continent in the 21st century. ...

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