• Business lessons from averting an air disaster

    THE SAME techniques that a highly trained – and determined – Qantas team used to avert what could have become one of the world’s worst aviation disasters, can be used to save your business life.

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  • Gathering Events team finds Brisbane 'village' caters well

    FOR UNIQUE and interactive catering solutions business, Gathering Events, the challenges of running and growing a business are expected to get easier with Brisbane City Council aiming to create Australia’s most small-business-friendly city.

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  • Brexit to make Australia's day?

    ECONOMIST Dan Hadley writes that as Australians have been commemorating  the arrival in 1788 of the British First Fleet, the British themselves have been getting ready to sail out of Brussels and the European Union on a modern Brexit voyage into uncharted waters.

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  • GM kills Holden ... but offers a Chevy silver lining?

    GENERAL MOTORS (GM) has retired what it referred to as ‘the Holden brand’ from sales in Australia and New Zealand. But will the promise of new Chevrolet Corvettes, Camaros and Silverados help pacify distraught car enthusiasts?

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March 17, 2020

Coronavirus economics: the financial calamity behind COVID-19

By Dan Hadley >>

AS AUSTRALIANS ARGUE AND FIGHT in shopping aisles over packets of toilet paper, other nations have focused on more serious matters in regard to COVID-19.

Loosely referred to as ‘coronavirus’, the pandemic has spread to almost every country according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Originating in Wuhan, China, it seems the virus…

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February 16, 2019

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


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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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January 25, 2020

SpareBizSpace engineers a new kind of ‘space-age’

SPAREBIZSPACE is an organisation solving dual problems faced in an ever-increasingly mobile and transient world: how to find the right business space at the right price, and how to make money out of…

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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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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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February 29, 2020

Finder warns of 730,000 interest-only mortgages: 'a ticking…

UP TO 730,000 Australian mortgage holders on interest-only loans will be hit with higher repayments this year, according to new…


March 23, 2020

‘Keep fish on the table’ says seafood industry in need of govt support

SEAFOOD Industry Australia (SIA) has called for State and Federal Government assistance to keep the industry afloat.

“We take our responsibility to…

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March 01, 2020

Understanding flow is the key to river health: Flinders Uni researcher

IN A DRY COUNTRY such as Australia, accurate understanding of streamflow generation processes in intermittent rivers is crucial to understand the health of our troubled river system, according to…

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February 27, 2019

SiGNificant signage by design

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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