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Menswear fashion retailer Man to Man collapses

Menswear fashion retailer Man to Man collapses

Menswear retail chain Man to Man has collapsed into voluntary administration, putting the future of 82 stores in doubt a week before Christmas. By Eloise Keating
Big retailers missing out in “patchy” Christmas while online triumphs

Big retailers missing out in “patchy” Christmas while online triumphs

It’s shaping up to be a patchy Christmas for retailers with many big retailers set to miss out due to poor product selection and the ongoing growth of online retail. By Cara Waters
Gourmet beef: Jones the Grocer director blames collapse on “difference in vision”

Gourmet beef: Jones the Grocer director blames collapse on “difference in vision”

The Melbourne businessman who purchased gourmet retailer Jones the Grocer nine years ago says a “difference in vision at board level” led to the business collapsing. By Eloise Keating
Not so “cheap cheap”: Woolworths again accused of bullying suppliers

Not so “cheap cheap”: Woolworths again accused of bullying suppliers

Supermarket giant Woolworths has again been accused of bullying suppliers, attracting the attention of the competition watchdog. By Kirsten Robb
“Embarrassed and humiliated”: Job seeker awarded $5000 after being asked for age and gender on Woolies job form

“Embarrassed and humiliated”: Job seeker awarded $5000 after being asked for age and gender on Woolies job form

A Queensland job seeker has been awarded $5000 in damages after supermarket giant Woolworths asked him to state his age and gender on a job application, breaching anti-discrimination laws. By Kirsten Robb
“You’re F#ckin’ Out!”: Wicked Campers persists with “risky” advertising strategy as ad watchdog upholds 15th complaint this year

“You’re F#ckin’ Out!”: Wicked Campers persists with “risky” advertising strategy as ad watchdog upholds 15th complaint this year

Serial advertising offender Wicked Campers continues to ignore the advertising watchdog, as the number of complaints upheld against the company grows to 15 this year. By Eloise Keating
Anti-bullying order revoked after worker declares colleague pumping iron on the balcony no longer a problem

Anti-bullying order revoked after worker declares colleague pumping iron on the balcony no longer a problem

The Fair Work Commission has revoked its only substantial bullying order of the year after the employee involved declared the conflict between her and her male colleague was now “negligible”. By Kirsten Robb
Chief scientist raises alarm on failure of maths teaching to bridge the workplace gap

Chief scientist raises alarm on failure of maths teaching to bridge the workplace gap

Australia’s chief scientist, Ian Chubb, says maths teaching is failing to bridge the gap between the way maths is learnt at school and the way it is used at work. By Cara Waters
Stan Gordon’s Franchised Food Company goes international

Stan Gordon’s Franchised Food Company goes international

The first international Cold Rock Ice Creameries will open in Ho Chi Minh City in time for Christmas. By Eloise Keating
Germany moves to ban after-work emails: will Australia follow suit?

Germany moves to ban after-work emails: will Australia follow suit?

Checking your smartphone for an email from your boss could be a thing of the past with the number of high-profile advocates who argue for a ban on after-work contact growing. By Karen Coombs and Eloise Keating
Get ready for a year of falling prices

Get ready for a year of falling prices

One prediction for next year is clear: business in 2015 will be a lot more competitive as technology drives down prices. By Paul Wallbank
Gadget guide: six new technologies to watch in 2015

Gadget guide: six new technologies to watch in 2015

It’s time to gaze again into the crystal ball and take a look at six technologies you should keep an eye on in 2015. By Andrew Sadauskas
Help! My workmate flaunts a disturbing tattoo in front of customers

Help! My workmate flaunts a disturbing tattoo in front of customers

I’m not usually one to advocate “dobbing”, however ... By Aunty B
Rental property owners still in ATO sights

Rental property owners still in ATO sights

With the surge in residential real estate sales, the ATO has taken a close interest in the expense claims people make concerning their rental properties. By Terry Hayes
Don't get burned by cheap web hosting

Don't get burned by cheap web hosting

It's easier than ever to get a business website up and running quickly, but remember that you get what you pay for when it comes to web hosting. By David Hancock
Data interrupted: Could you get hacked like Sony?

Data interrupted: Could you get hacked like Sony?

So now that we all know Angelina Jolie is apparently a “minimally talented, spoiled brat”, my final word for 2014 is to watch your back! By David Markus
Five Australian startups to watch in 2015

Five Australian startups to watch in 2015

The startup scene continues to flourish in Australia, with hundreds of new startups launching this year and many scaling nationally and overseas. By Broede Carmody
Netflix executive says offline viewing “never going to happen”

Netflix executive says offline viewing “never going to happen”

Fans of the online video streaming service Netflix have been told by one of the company’s senior executives not to hold their breath when it comes to downloading shows for offline viewing. By Engel Schmidl
Data retention hearings off to nonsensical start

Data retention hearings off to nonsensical start

The inquiry into data retention has begun — without the government being able to say what the “data” is or how much it will cost. By Bernard Keane
Hockey rules out lifting GST; Police investigate poisoned fruit at Rinehart mine: Midday Roundup

Hockey rules out lifting GST; Police investigate poisoned fruit at Rinehart mine: Midday Roundup

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has ruled out lifting the goods and services tax, saying Australians can't afford any increase. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
SmartCompany Web Awards 2014 – The Winners Revealed

SmartCompany Web Awards 2014 – The Winners Revealed

Every business needs a website but not all business websites are created equal. Our panel of expert judges has scoured the best SME websites in Australia for the SmartCompany Web Awards 2014. By Cara Waters, Eloise Keating, Kirsten Robb and Karen Coombs
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