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Disciplining employees for unwise social media posts

Disciplining employees for unwise social media posts

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has stood down its chief economist Burchell Wilson over tasteless Facebook posts, pending the outcome …

FWO targeting underpayments by supermarkets

FWO targeting underpayments by supermarkets

The Fair Work Ombudsman will target supermarkets that underpay trolley workers who are already among the nation’s most vulnerable and exploited …

Government looks set to retreat on 40 job applications a month

Government looks set to retreat on 40 job applications a month

Employment Minister Eric Abetz has acknowledged the government’s plan to force job seekers to apply for 40 jobs a month will impose a “real …

NBN: the findings of the cost benefit analysis

NBN: the findings of the cost benefit analysis

A Coalition commissioned cost benefit analysis of the NBN has found the high price tag linked to the provision of high-speed internet access for …

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Electrical cable recall to impact business

Safety concerns have led to the recall of defective electrical cable, a move that is thought to impact an estimated 40,000 homes and business and cost tens of millions of dollars.

Apprentice and trainee numbers on the slide

The number of apprentices in training has declined by 12.4 per cent in the 12 months to April 2014, new figures reveal.

NBN: the findings of the cost benefit analysis

NBN: the findings of the cost benefit analysis

A Coalition commissioned cost benefit analysis of the NBN has found the high price tag linked to the provision of high-speed internet access for those in regional and rural areas would far exceed the potential benefits.

‘Doing the right thing’ – fringe to mainstream

Being the emotion-driven person that I am, it’s always more fun to debate the big issues of politics and economics with someone who brings a different perspective, and so my brother makes a perfect sparring partner.

“Cash Only” days numbered: Small businesses to face ATO audits

The Australian Taxation Office will audit more small businesses after new figures suggest the shadow economy is preventing about $25bn each year from being spent on the nation’s schools, hospitals and vital infrastructure.  The figures, cited in News Corp Australia papers, point to a growing problem with business owners not declaring cash payments – a […]

Mobile devices get green light for use on selected flights

Mobile devices get green light for use on selected flights

From today passengers aboard domestic and international Qantas and Virgin flights will be able to use their mobile phones.

Whether you’re a florist or a lawyer, shred documents

Regardless of how innocuous a document may seem, all business owners are being warned to shred all paper-based confidential documents ahead of National Identity Fraud Awareness Week (October 12-18).


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