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    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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    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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    A NEW STUDY is highlighting global shortfalls in amphibian conservation, accentuated by the climate action theme of Earth Day 2020, which celebrates its 50th year on April 22.

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    DOUBLE DIGIT unemployment for the next few years, a plunge in Gross State Product and slow recovery are the headline findings of a new Flinders University analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Australia.

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June 05, 2020

Business Ombudsman calls for major changes to SME tax regime compliance

THE Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for major changes to Australia’s taxation framework, saying small businesses were "unnecessarily overburdened by compliance requirements".

The Ombudsman has made a series of recommendations in relation to taxation as part of her COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

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    HomeBuilder scheme a 'massive relief' to tradies - Master Builders

    Regional Economic Development

    MASTER BUILDERS Australia has come out strongly behind the Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder scheme, saying it "will be a massive relief to the thousands of home builders and tradies around the country".

    “HomeBuilder will be a lifeline for an industry facing a valley of death in the coming months. It will mean more new…

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    Financial Services Council develops plan to invigorate Australia's economic recovery

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    THE Financial Services Council (FSC) has developed a report - Accelerating Australia’s Economic Recovery - which offers new policy ideas as well as solutions to older, intractable problems, to assist economic growth, and also help people manage their own financial challenges during the current economic downturn.

    FSC CEO Sally…

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    Bitcoin markets see increased SMSF activity

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    BTC MARKETS, the largest, most liquid Australian bitcoin exchange with 260,000 Australian customers trading more than $8 billion, has a growing market, particularly with self-managed super funds.

    Its primary market is in Bitcoin, along with XRP and Etherium, and Litecoin. XRP technology, combined with BTC…

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    Finder economic survey: two-thirds predict end of stamp duty by 2021

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    THE MAJORITY of experts consulted in the latest Finder RBA Cash Rate Survey agree that stamp duty could soon be on its way out as the government grapples with the post-COVID economy.

    Comparison site Finder’s survey – the largest of its kind in Australia – asked 43 experts and economists about future cash rate moves and other…

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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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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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May 12, 2020

Defence Forces hackathon #Shockproof manoeuvres with ACS guidance

AUSTRALIA's professional association for the technology sector, ACS, has joined as the execution partner for the Australia and New Zealand Defence…


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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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April 15, 2020

How Screen Australia is responding to coronavirus

By Graeme Mason >>

WE ARE STARTING to see a glimmer of hope that Australia’s response to COVID-19 is working. That positive news has undoubtedly…

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May 01, 2020

Fit for nothing as COVID-19 takes its toll

THE ECONOMIC and social impact of COVID-19 related closures have been felt hard by the fitness industry, right across Australia.

Fitness Australia…


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April 29, 2020

Did COVID-19 kill our retail business or reinvent it?

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AUSTRALIA is a country that has demonstrated business innovation time and time again. Many inventions that have changed the…

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June 03, 2020

Bitcoin markets see increased SMSF activity

By Leon Gettler >>

BTC MARKETS, the largest, most liquid Australian bitcoin exchange with 260,000 Australian customers trading…

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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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April 19, 2020

Earth Day calls for urgent action to save world’s amphibians

A NEW STUDY is highlighting global shortfalls in amphibian conservation, accentuated in the climate action theme of Earth Day 2020, which celebrates its 50th year on April 22.

The research paper,…

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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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