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Housing affordability

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Monday, 20 March 2017 09:00

Some nuts are hard to crack. In Australia, housing affordability is one of them. As each year passes, property becomes dearer relative to our incomes. Home ownership - the Great Australia Dream - is becoming out of reach for an increasing number of Aussies.

Excessive consumerism

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Monday, 13 March 2017 09:00

Around the world, more and more people are focussed on projecting the right image and social status. From the car we drive, to the clothes we wear and the suburb we live in, conspicuous consumption - once the sole preserve of the rich and famous - has come to the masses.

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Opinion polls

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Monday, 06 March 2017 09:00

Following last year’s Brexit referendum and the US election, the spotlight fell on polling companies. On both sides of the Atlantic, the pundits failed to predict voter rejection of the status quo. The electorates of Britain and America threw up unexpected results that called into question the reliability of pollsters.

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Political divide

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Monday, 27 February 2017 09:00

2016 was a year of electoral surprises. Britain voted to leave the EU, the US sent Donald Trump to the White House and the Italians rejected a referendum on constitutional reform. In each case, anti-establishment parties hailed the results, claiming that they marked the beginning of a new world order.

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Blogging milestone

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Monday, 20 February 2017 09:00

Alright, it’s time for a bit of introspection. This is my 400th blog post - yeah! I feel tired thinking about the hours I’ve spent hammering the keyboard over the past nine years producing content for Gateway’s CEO Blog. It takes time and dedication to publish a new post each week, but it’s certainly worth the effort.

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