Category Archives: Social & Government

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SME optimism cools as revenue & profitability soften

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker reveals more measured sentiment in March, with revenue declining and expectations regarding lower…

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building trust in Australian public services: the road to customer-centricity

Creating a positive and dynamic experience for customers of Australian public service organisations starts with trust. To earn it, public service providers should take a customer-centric approach which puts the…

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the data behind Australia’s rental crisis

Over the past three and a half years, we have been tracking a range of Australian economic indicators. These cover diverse topics and industries, pulling together data from the real…

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the journey to 3 million

Australia’s business sector has shown consistent growth over the years, reaching a total of 2,611,688 businesses by the end of 2023. Accordingly, we decided to take a look back over…

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SME outlook 2024: Australian business conditions spark cautious optimism amidst challenges

Following three years of pandemic-induced disruptions and volatility, Australian businesses experienced improved stability in 2023. However, as decision-makers look ahead to the new year, they express genuine concerns about uncertainty…

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more Australians taking on multiple jobs to combat cost-of-living

Cost-of-living pressures impacted Australian households dramatically throughout 2023. The effects of a rising cost-of-living are well-documented and far-reaching, extending from economic hardship and loan stress, to declining social cohesion and…

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internship success: 14 transformative months at fifth quadrant

I started my internship at Fifth Quadrant back in June 2022, and the past fourteen months have been filled with a breadth of experiences that have taught me lifelong lessons…

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taking a digital first approach to government service design

The delivery model for many local, state and federal Government services can create painful experiences for customers and does not always meet their needs or expectations. A digital first approach…

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