Podcasts and other audio content from Phil Dobbie

The NBN’s missing cost-benefit analysis

Has the government failed to provide a cost-benefit analysis for the National Broadband Network because it knows that, if it did, it wouldn’t stack up?

Consensus Politics & How To Apply It

There’s a difference between those who consult and those who pursue political heroics. Nicholas Gruen compares the approach of Bob Hawke with that of Kevin Rudd.

Superannuation Reforms Explained

Meg Heffron talks us through how the introduction of MySuper will reduce fees and ensure people are in control of their investment decisions.

The Seven Cardinal Sins of Proposal Writing

When it comes to business proposals, are you making the mistake of rushing out as many documents as possible and suffering a low strike-rate as a consequence?

Four Big Web Copy Mistakes

Grant Doyle is a freelance web copywriter,. He says there are five basic mistakes that writers are often guilty of.

Plan B for the NBN

If there’s a change in government at the next election we know the National Broadband Network will be ditched. So is there another way of achieving the objective of providing ubiquitous high speed broadband across the country?

Tiger Woods, Mark McInnes. Are You Next?

Think about Mark McInnes and Tiger Woods, then look at how you behave at work. Could you be next in the firing line?

Opinion Polls and Share Prices Are Killing Our Future

Could short-term thinking be wrecking our future? Miriam Lyons gives her thoughts, fresh back fro the 2020 Summit,

Should GST Be Higher?

John Brogden says we should push up the level of GST to replace existing differential state taxes that distort behaviour and deliver no benefit to the economy.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Twitter

A fun conversation with Scott Stratten that serves as a useful set of guidelines for those starting out on Twitter, and it might bring some home truths to those who use it regularly.

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