Practical Resources

Managing markets to reduce gender bias and maximize community benefits

“It is crucial that local governments ensure markets are safe spaces for women. Many marketplace vendors are women. Marketplaces offer women the opportunity to advance their socioeconomic status, protect their livelihoods and improve overall well-being. But the gender bias built into markets’ organizational structure and management culture impedes women from taking these opportunities. In fact, …

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Facts and Dreams of the Future

The human race, without its opposable thumb, would not have evolved. With only four fingers, the hand is not confident. Economists and political decision-makers sometimes forget this and, in using “measurement” to determine advice, delude themselves that their proposals are whole and effective and are not a chimera. Politicians innately understand this, yet find it …

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It’s time to have a good look at Queensland’s State Government Balance Sheet

The people of Queensland have voted to retain public assets in public hands. What does this mean for the new government, and how can they demonstrate that they have fulfilled the people’s will? Sound financial management of our public sector would be expected by all Members of the Legislative Assembly. In April 2013 the “Queensland …

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