01 Feb 2024
Media Highlights – January 2024
From aged care payment decisions to woke brands, see where Macquarie Business School has been making headlines.
By Macquarie Business School
Honorary Professor Sean Turnell, Department of Economics, was featured in The Australian (print version) and reflected on his time, especially during Christmas, as a political prisoner in Myanmar.
Professor Henry Cutler, Director of the Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy, contributed an article to The Conversation about the complex financial decisions involved with aged care. Professor Cutler says deciding between available payment options requires financial literacy and the right advice to consider each individual’s circumstances. This also appeared on Business Daily Media.
Professor Nick Parr, Department of Management, provided comment to ABC News Radio on the disparity between different population projections.
Professor Jana Bowden, Department of Marketing, provided comment to Mamamia on whether Australian consumers still support the idea of Australia Day and the associated public holiday.
Honorary Professor Geoffrey Kingston, Department of Economics, participated in Finder’s RBA survey (15 January) and commented on the RBA’s cash rate decision.
Dr Abas Mirzaei, Department of Marketing, was featured on the Financial Times, News.com.au and Inside Retail and discussed companies that engage in sociopolitical issues, using Woolworths’ decision not to stock Australia Day merchandise as an example. This was also published on The Lighthouse.
Professor Jana Bowden, Department of Marketing, provided comment to Yahoo News Australia about Harris Farm’s practice of displaying multi-buy "specials" in which items are the same price when purchased individually.
Professor Jana Bowden, Department of Marketing, provided comment to The Guardian on shoppers’ attraction to promoted items, particularly during times of rising living costs.
Professor Jana Bowden, Department of Marketing, provided comment to The New Daily on the decision to stock Kmart's Anko range in Target stores.
Dr Salut Muhidin, Department of Management, was featured on SBS TV and discussed how migrant communities celebrate or reflect on Australia Day.