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How finding the fine print could slash your grocery bills
Supermarkets are legally required to provide unit prices for their products, but they aren’t obliged to make them easy for consumers to see. Now a new study has found Australian shoppers - even bargain hunters - pay little attention to unit
Working from home is more productive, but bosses don't like it
The technology is available but your boss is the main barrier to more people working from anywhere, economists say.
Election fatigue and what to do about it
With the federal election three days away, many voters may be experiencing election fatigue; a sense of apathy or disengagement with the looming poll and voting process, warns Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr Robert Sinnerbrink.
New Dementia Centre offers hope in fight against our second biggest killer disease
The new Macquarie University Dementia Research Centre brings together a team of leading scientists from Australia and overseas who will work together to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and develop better diagnostic tools and treatments.
Talent show judges favour contestants who perform last: study
Australian Eurovision contender Kate Miller-Heidke better hope she goes on last in this weekend's final -  contestants who perform last may stand the best chance of winning, new research suggests.
Climate wars: what you need to know before you vote on Saturday
Carbon pricing expert Stefan Trueck, Professor of Business Analytics at the Macquarie Business School, sits down for a Q&A on the differences between the major parties’ climate policies.
The scourge of pressure injuries among Australians in aged care
Macquarie University research has shown a high incidence of the excruciatingly painful yet preventable condition.
Can numbers be trusted? How annual reports could look in the future
New technology may soon replace questionnaires to delve deeper into our subconscious reactions to financial information, which could revolutionise the way annual reports are designed.
Why would anyone go into the family business?
Australians have long been fascinated by the Shakespearean succession dramas among families such as the Murdochs and Packers. But as we move into the peak Baby Boomer retirement years a crisis may be looming - who will take over the family businesses
Cashless society a foil for rogue banks
The potential for money laundering by rogue banks will diminish as Australia transitions to a cashless society, says Macquarie Business School's Professor Tom Smith.
Why is Australia still opening coal mines?
While most countries see renewables as the way of the future, Australia is still obsessed with fossil-fuels. Macquarie Business School's Professor Martina Linnenluecke examines the business case for coal.
How blockchain could change the way you buy your next house
Slashing the cost of real estate conveyancing is just one of the ways blockchain technology will transform commerce and affect our daily lives. Professor Tom Smith, Head of Macquarie’s Department of Applied Finance, explains.