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Former ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel says boards need to look beyond ‘names’.

‘Boards are looking for a name’: Ex-ACCC chair says cosy networks limit diversity

Graeme Samuel says companies should look wider than the existing networks so that potential leaders are not overlooked for director roles.

  • by Amelia McGuire and Anne Hyland
Catherine Livingstone: “Funding the gap between the research phase and the development phase is critical.”

Who wants to be a company director? Top leaders give their tips

Demand for company board seats has never been higher but getting a slot at one of Australia’s biggest corporations is not easy. Who you know helps a lot.

  • by Anne Hyland

Opinion & Perspectives

Now we’ve worked from home, do we want to keep doing it?

Whatever side of the fence you fall in the working from home debate, it is clear that the pandemic has put much more attention on how we work.

Jim Bright

Yay! OECD boffins find a new and better reason to increase the GST

It’s notable that whereas business people see the greater revenue from an increased GST being used to cut income tax rates on higher incomes, the OECD boffins see it being used to cut the tax on low and middle incomes.

Ross Gittins
Ross Gittins

Economics Editor

People-pleasers take note: saying no is good for your mental health

Trying to please everyone in the office can lead to frustration, anxiety and stress. Striving for authenticity can be better for your mental health.

Jonathan Rivett

Banking & finance



Billionaire Bill Gates has joined a race among business titans to scale clean tech.

Bill Gates raises $US1b as corporate CEOs join race to drive clean tech

Bill Gates has raised more than $US1 billion in corporate funding for Breakthrough Energy Catalyst from BlackRock’s Larry Fink and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella to rally support for some of the world’s most demanding clean-energy projects.

  • by Erik Schatzker and Akshat Rathi
Jack Zhang’s Airwallex is now valued at $US4 billion.

‘Wave of global unicorns’: Airwallex hits $5.5 billion valuation

Fast-growing Australian payments startup Airwallex has secured a fresh round of funding, valuing it at $US4 billion ($5.5 billion) on paper. 

  • by Cara Waters

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