Business recovery hampered by critical skills gaps

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many businesses are turning their attention to recovery. But a range of challenges have emerged as potential roadblocks, with CoreData’s latest COVID-19 Pulse Check of …

How to recognise the new face of financial hardship

Almost three quarters of Australians now experiencing financial vulnerability or hardship were able to pay their bills with money to spare before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. CoreData’s latest COVID-19 Pulse …

Focus on WA: CoreData’s COVID-19 snapshot

Despite WA’s effective containment of COVID-19, the economic effects of the state’s pseudo-shutdown have been widely felt. Compared to major trading partners, Australia has experienced reasonable success in avoiding the …

CoreData’s COVID-19 Snapshot: Banking and lending

In early March, Australia’s top banking executives sat down with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in a meeting originally intended to discuss the impact of the bushfire season on the local economy. …

Consumers hold the key – but which door will they open?

Consumer sentiment and behaviour will play a critical role in any economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal and State government policy settings must walk a fine line between managing …

Struggling Australians still hesitant to drawdown on their retirement savings

One in two Australians struggling with household bills admit if they were eligible to access their super early, they would be more concerned about reducing their retirement wealth than about …

COVID-19 blow to gender employment parity doesn’t tell the whole story

Women are more likely than men to have lost their job due to COVID-19, but the pandemic could drive greater employment parity in the long-term, CoreData’s latest research has found. …

Why the ‘new normal’ for small business is anything but

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses hard, with less than a third (31.2 per cent) of the small businesses CoreData has spoken to as part of its research on …

Fear down, job-seeking up as Australians feel the financial impact of COVID-19

It has been three weeks since CoreData launched its COVID-19 Consumer Impact Pulse Check, and positivity about the Federal Government response continues to grow, as fear of the likely financial …

Closing the information gap to make better decisions

Information. There’s a lot of it and sometimes we don’t know what to do with it all. Each day we sift through huge amounts, trying to determine what we should …