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The Money is a weekly 30 minute program that explains how the Australian economy and everything in it works, and how this all connects to the global economy.

The Money is a weekly 30 minute program that explains how the Australian economy and everything in it works, and how this all connects to the global economy.
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Australia

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The Money is a weekly 30 minute program that explains how the Australian economy and everything in it works, and how this all connects to the global economy.

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English


Episodes

House prices — why we pay what we do

10/10/2019
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School zones, crime, aircraft noise, public housing and people like us — the local issues that drive house prices.

Duration:00:28:37

Population patterns

10/3/2019
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For a wealthy country, Australia's population is growing fast. But why? And are the forecasts for global population right?

Duration:00:28:37

Fat profits

9/26/2019
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What type of sector makes the most money, what's the most profitable company there’s ever been, and what is the most profitable company right now?

Duration:00:28:37

Waste not: the value of recycling

9/19/2019
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We’re not recovering the value we should from recycling – not even close.

Duration:00:28:38

Finals season: fortunes and fervour

9/12/2019
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It's finals season. There's the AFL, the NRL and netball's grand final is this weekend. All these games have financial consequences for the codes, clubs and host cities - but how much?

Duration:00:28:37

The high cost of free parking

9/5/2019
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Australian cities include high levels of car parking and it's priced into our buildings, shopping malls and housing. Can parking be done better?

Duration:00:28:21

Give and take: the Aus-EU FTA negotiations

8/29/2019
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A Free Trade Agreement with the EU has the potential to open up a market for Australian goods and services of half a billion people and a GDP of US$18.7 trillion. But gaining more access might involve Australia giving up on some of the names of foods and drinks we've become used to.

Duration:00:28:22

Buy now pay later: the fintech boom

8/22/2019
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Forget credit cards - the future of finance is on your phone. You can split bills, seamlessly buy almost anything, book services and get loans.

Duration:00:28:38

Understanding the oracle: central bank communication

8/15/2019
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Reggae songs, cartoons, slightly clearer language. Central bankers are finding new ways to explain themselves to even the most lay observers.

Duration:00:28:37

Can we fix it? The repair economy

8/8/2019
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We live a throw-away society, but there's help out there to repair broken items. With some leadership and tweaking of economic leavers, it could be so much better.

Duration:00:28:35

The way of the noodle

8/1/2019
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The humble instant noodle is big business for Australian wheat growers. About 13 billion packets of instant noodles are eaten each year in Indonesia alone - and that's where most of our export wheat ends up.

Duration:00:28:37

Fractions of a cent: music streaming

7/25/2019
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How music streaming is changing music and how artists get paid.

Duration:00:28:38

Digital cash: the history of cryptocurrencies

7/18/2019
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The little known history of the computer geeks, utopians and anarchists who created cryptocurrencies.

Duration:00:28:21

Apprenticeships and traineeships

7/11/2019
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There's been a collapse in the number of people choosing apprenticeships and traineeships. Why?

Duration:00:28:37

Not working — why underemployment matters

7/4/2019
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Behind rosy employment figures in many countries, including Australia, lies the painful experience of underemployment — people working less than they want to. It could be the reason wage growth hasn't picked up.

Duration:00:29:08

The many branches of the tree economy

6/27/2019
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How do you get trees to grow money? There’s traditional forestry; agroforestry, and increasingly, carbon abatement.

Duration:00:28:35

D-I-V-O-R-$-E

6/20/2019
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You're divorcing or separating. It’s emotional, confusing and the consequences for your finances, home and children can be significant.

Duration:00:28:37

Revitalising main streets and small towns

6/6/2019
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What makes a small town or regional centre thrive? Is it a busy main street, markets, good shops with switched-on traders and creative ideas? The Money heads to England with BBC Business to look at what works and what doesn't.

Duration:00:28:38

Bloodlines and racing: the thoroughbred industry

4/4/2019
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Winning's not everything. Hear from a top racehorse trainer, a syndicate manager and the auction house that runs Australia's most prestigious yearling sale.

Duration:00:28:35

The economics of feet

3/28/2019
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Most of us overlook our feet, but at what cost?

Duration:00:28:36