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Tingnan Li

Tingnan Li

‘WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato’ and the Australian casual worker

By · September 18th, 2020

The decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato has been heralded as a ‘win’ for Australian casual workers but the economic implications prove far more complex. Tingnan Li delves into the decision to make sense of what it entails in the context of the great Australian saga of the casual workforce.

Revisiting Stiglitz, Sen, and Fitoussi: Coronavirus edition

By · May 27th, 2020

In 2009, staring down the barrel of the GFC, Stiglitz, Sen, and Fitoussi published their report exploring the shortcomings of GDP and its measurement of wellbeing. In 2020, as we stare down the barrel of a crisis of a different kind, Tingnan Li revisits the report to see if there is any wisdom which may be gleaned.

Louis Vuitton masks and Formula One ventilators: 2020’s unlikely hero?

By · April 20th, 2020

As an increasing number of companies join the efforts in pivoting production towards medical masks, ventilators, and hand sanitiser, Tingnan Li rolls up her sleeves and dons an (imaginary) Prada mask to investigate.

Learning a thing or two from inter-governmental co-operation

By · September 27th, 2019

In times when inter-governmental cooperation seems at worst laughable (and at best naively optimistic), a longstanding example of its triumphs (and challenges) exists in the federal and state sharing of education policy. Tingnan Li investigates this unassuming system.


The curious case of disappearing ‘likes’

By · August 16th, 2019

Instagram’s unexpected move to trial ‘hidden likes’ begs many questions such as: why might a social media titan seemingly retire one of its most effective tools of success? Tingnan Li attempts to delve past the cacophony to make sense of the surprising move.

A game of cartel combat

By · September 19th, 2018

In a corporate landscape seemingly rife with dubious activity and insufficient regulatory reach, the ACCC’s game theory based whistleblower approach to cartels may be an unexpected diamond in the rough. Tingnan Li forgoes a cape but nevertheless investigates this unlikely hero.

Name a more iconic duo than sequels and franchises

By · August 1st, 2018

In the face of fresh challenges, Hollywood finds solace in the arms of a new beau: the blockbuster film-franchise. Tingnan Li attempts to make sense of this commercial love story.

Ethical fashion: fast fashion cure or quixotic fancy?

By · May 5th, 2018

In the battle against the titans of fast fashion can ethical fashion truly be the white knight of the fashion industry, or is it doomed to failure? Tingnan Li investigates the current state of affairs.


Is it all Gucci for the future of luxury fashion?

By · April 18th, 2018

Is this the beginning of the end for the largest luxury fashion houses? What can the likes of Gucci and Chanel do to fight back against the tide of fast fashion and e-commerce? Tingnan Li investigates.

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