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Letters / Modelling skills test Alistair

ALISTAIR Coe, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, is reported on as having scoffed at the cost of a cardboard model of a possible carriage for the Capital Metro light rail (“$11,000 for a cardboard tram?”, March 6). I did not see it, but the model appears to be half-size. Alistair Coe obviously is unaware […]

Carter / Winning the talent war

BY 2055, Australia’s workforce participation rate will be 2.2 per cent lower than the 62.4 per cent it is today and any business looking to attract and retain talented people had better hold on to its hat. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. The Australian government’s newly released fourth “Intergenerational Report” argues that our […]