About David Walker

David Walker is commissioning editor of Acuity magazine. He also runs publishing consultancy Shorewalker DMS

David has previously edited the award-winning INTHEBLACK business publication for CPA Australia, and edited Public Accountant for the Institute of Public Accountants. He has also been chief operating officer of online publisher WorkDay Media, headed policy and communications at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, headed advocacy for the Business Council of Australia, and run the website for online finance start-up eChoice. He has written professionally on economics, business and public policy since 1987 and spent three years in the Canberra Press Gallery for News Limited and The Age.

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  1. Listen: KPMG chair walks a tightrope

    KPMG Australia’s new chairman Alison Kitchen, whose audit career spans more than 30 years, wants her firm to open up to the public. Can that plan survive in a sceptical era?...

  2. Failing to connect

    Studies of teleworking in accounting firms show the accounting profession still struggling to make telework work. Firm leaders need to step up...

  3. Chris Jordan’s Tax Office: The Big End of Town and beyond

    Chris Jordan’s Tax Office: The Big End of Town and beyond...

  4. How plastic wins the payments war

    As the Big 4 banks roll out the New Payments Platform (NPP), it seems no rivals can seriously challenge the dominance of the big banks and card companies in the payments space...

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  5. How streaming rescued music

    Suddenly, the music industry is singing happily again. But can it keep that happy sound?...

  6. Seven ways to retain what you read

    Experts say the trick to remembering what you’ve read is to practise recalling it on demand...

  7. Beyond the GFC: Where to next?

    Will there ever be another GFC? Economic historian and Harvard professor Niall Ferguson, the influential thinker behind The Ascent of Money book and TV series will speak at WCOA about what we’ve...

  8. Michael Andrew tackles the cheats

    The former global head of KPMG is taking on the black economy, from organised crime to everyone who pays a tradie in cash...

  9. Musk, Bezos and the economics of space

    As private firms expand their operations, human colonisation of space remains a dream. The reason? There’s no apparent pay-off...

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