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January 20, 2020

What will be the economic impact of the 2019-20 bushfires?

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SOME EVENTS cannot be quantified completely in just economic terms or numbers. The Australian bushfire crisis that has impacted the country since September 2019 is a prime example.

Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning Economist, advocated the idea that almost anything can indeed have an assigned cost – even pollution or devastation en…

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  • 20 Jan, 2020

    Govt's small business bushfire relief: up to $50k grants, $500k loans welcomed

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    THE Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell said the Federal Government’s support package for bushfire-affected small businesses will help viable small businesses get back on their feet.

    “The Federal Government is responding to the needs expressed by small business representatives at the…

  • 19 Jan, 2020

    Gov't 'recovery funds' welcomed by tourism industry

    Travel, Tourism & Events

    THE Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a $76 million industry specific bushfire recovery fund.

    “Today’s announcement of the Governments Rebuilding Australian Tourism package will be welcomed by tourism businesses across Australia,” ATEC managing director Peter Shelley…

  • 17 Jan, 2020

    IPA warns employers about 'now lost' superannuation loophole

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    The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has issued a warning to employers that a loophole, which has seen wage theft in relation to superannuation guarantee (SG) rules in the past, is no longer.

    “The IPA had originally advocated for the measure to be brought forward from its proposed start date of 1 July 2020, to the start of…

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    Best in the flying business: Aviation Week’s Laureate Award winners named


    AVIATION WEEK Network has named the winners of its 63rd Annual Laureate Awards, honouring extraordinary achievements in global aerospace.

    The 2020 Laureate Awards will take place on March 12, 2020 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. At that event, a Grand Laureate in each of the four categories will be named…

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February 16, 2019

Australia needs leadership now, not rulership

BUSINESS ACUMEN’s special report on leadership, in edition 93, could not be more timely. Or more poignant. Or better…


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October 16, 2019

Dining, feasting, entertaining: Cuisine on Cue marks 25 years

AN ENDURING PIONEER of the Brisbane catering industry, Cuisine on Cue has spent 25 years wining, dining, feeding and…

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November 27, 2019

DG Institute warns on dangers of new credit file databases

THE new credit reporting laws will considerably affect the one in six Australians currently deep in debt, or anyone who has ever borrowed money in…


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Less pain and effort now it’s Ezy-As

For many, the arduous task of donning compression stockings can be frustrating. This is especially true if the wearer is living independently,…

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October 27, 2019

Technology association ACS to overhaul governance, form as a company

ACS, the association for Australia’s technology profession, is set to become a company limited by guarantee, in the wake of a special general meeting…

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December 02, 2019

Vloggi brings cheap (but good) video production to SMEs

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HOW CAN a non-profit group or business make a cheap video? The answer lies in team work and crowdsourcing.

Sydney tech start-up…

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September 30, 2019

First Asia-focused sports tech investment house launched by…

VARCIS Capital recently launched what it labels the world’s first Asia-focused sports technology investment and advisory house.

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November 12, 2019

First Nations Foundation launches world-first Indigenous…

FIRST NATIONS Foundation (FNF) is today launching the world’s first digital financial literacy education program to…

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October 08, 2019

CrowdMedia influences the Influencers

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HOW DO the big brands market themselves to millennials when the younger generation no longer watches TV or listens to…

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January 09, 2020

IPA cheers targeted, simpler small business tax concessions

THE Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has commended the Board of Taxation for its holistic review of small business tax…


January 06, 2020

Dairy Code disputes: Farmers get help through the Small and Family Business Ombudsman

THE Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell said her office was now offering assistance with disputes that…

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January 09, 2020

Australian shipping steps up to help bushfire-hit areas

AUSTRALIAN shipping is playing an important role in the relief effort following the devastating bushfires in NSW and Victoria.

Maritime Union of…

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October 17, 2019

New 5G report helps Australian businesses ‘prepare to profit’

WHAT does the upcoming 5G telecommunications network really offer Australian business that is not available already? The answer is, a surprising…


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THERE IS SOMETHING magnificent about a finely crafted roadside sign … and Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado, USA, may well be the world pace…

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