Expert opinion

Qantas A380

Hard landing for Qantas no surprise

The Qantas $2 billion cost reduction program and capital expenditure review will take time to yield results, according to a forensic accountant.

Dr  David Burchell

Risk Royal Commission wrong tool to tackle corruption

The Federal Government’s Royal Commission into corruption in the trade union movement could well backfire, losing the opportunity to deal with.


Countdown to Sochi: Let the mental games begin

As the countdown to Sochi reaches the final hours, athletes are entering the crucial period before Olympic competition where they must mentally prepare themselves.

Australian flag

Sport, Sochi and the rising challenge of the activist athlete

In recent decades sportspeople have joined the likes of film and pop stars in the global celebrity ranks. It is hardly surprising then that some have emulated activist actors and “protest” singers.

Chinese boy

Lunar New Year a symbol of modern Australia

As Australians prepare to celebrate the Chinese New Year, an expert says the event’s integration into the national calendar is a colourful demonstration.

Walking and texting

How texting turns you into a walking disaster

For most of us, walking in a straight line at reasonable speed is a simple task. But watch someone texting or reading on their mobile phone and you’d be forgiven for thinking that walking is not as easy as it looks.

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What happens when things go pear shaped? The curious case of SPC

The recent attention regarding the difficulties faced by SPC Ardmona has put the spotlight on the ability of accounting standards.

David Rowe

The Ashes: Australian masculinity reborn amid English tumult

After losing three Ashes series on the bounce and following much soul-searching about the decline of its national sporting prowess, Australia is giving England a pounding in the cricket. For many, all is right again with the world.

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