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Harper Review recommends effects test and retail trading deregulation

Harper Review recommends effects test and retail trading deregulation

The Harper Review has rejected the case made by big business lobbies that the adoption of a controversial “effects test” will chill competition in Australia, recommending the government instead adopt the test to protect small business against the misuse of market power. By Kirsten Robb
Former Piping Hot executive files writ against former boss after he was sacked over fraud allegations

Former Piping Hot executive files writ against former boss after he was sacked over fraud allegations

The former chief operating officer of surfwear brand Piping Hot has filed a writ in the Victorian County Court against his former employer over the termination of his employment in October last year. By Eloise Keating
Tax discussion paper: Superannuation tax breaks for the rich in crosshairs

Tax discussion paper: Superannuation tax breaks for the rich in crosshairs

Both sides of politics have signalled reform to the superannuation tax breaks enjoyed by the wealthy should be seriously considered as part of the federal government’s sweeping review of the tax system. By Kirsten Robb
Family-owned gluten-free baker Zehnder collapses into voluntary administration

Family-owned gluten-free baker Zehnder collapses into voluntary administration

A family-owned baker of gluten-free products with supply deals with Woolworths and IGA Supermarkets has collapsed into voluntary administration. By Eloise Keating
Indian restaurant owner who kept illiterate cook as “slave” ordered to back-pay $186,000

Indian restaurant owner who kept illiterate cook as “slave” ordered to back-pay $186,000

An employer who trafficked an illiterate Indian cook into Australia and kept him in “conditions akin to slavery” has been ordered to back-pay him more than $186,000. By Kirsten Robb
Art Series Hotel Group turns the tables on customer reviews: Why reviewing your customers might work for your business

Art Series Hotel Group turns the tables on customer reviews: Why reviewing your customers might work for your business

The Melbourne-based Art Series Hotel Group is turning the table on its guests, trialling a program where the hotels scrutinise its guests on their behaviour, rather than the other way around. By Kirsten Robb
Meet Australia’s next generation of refugee entrepreneurs

Meet Australia’s next generation of refugee entrepreneurs

The next generation of refugee entrepreneurs are taking their second chance with both hands. By Kirsten Robb
The small business institutions and people that give us strength (and suggestions for a few more)

The small business institutions and people that give us strength (and suggestions for a few more)

Recent positive and constructive announcements from the federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson and others shows a change in the environment for small business. By Peter Strong
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launches in Australia

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launches in Australia

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones are now available for pre-order in Australia and are set to ship to consumers on April 10, with all three major mobile carriers announcing major revisions to their plan structures ahead of the launch. By Andrew Sadauskas
Microsoft offers Office 365 and Dynamics CRM hosted from Australian datacentres

Microsoft offers Office 365 and Dynamics CRM hosted from Australian datacentres

Microsoft is now offering key business services Office 365 and Dynamics CRM through its Australian datacentres. By Andrew Sadauskas
Joe Hockey says negative gearing tax reform can't be ruled out, but the family home is off limits

Joe Hockey says negative gearing tax reform can't be ruled out, but the family home is off limits

Treasurer Joe Hockey, launching the government's discussion paper on tax reform in Melbourne today, has refused to rule out changes to negative gearing. By Jonathan Chancellor
Ellen Pao’s failed discrimination suit ‘shines a light’ on gender inequality

Ellen Pao’s failed discrimination suit ‘shines a light’ on gender inequality

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has won a three year legal battle against a former employee who claimed she was discriminated against because of her gender. By Broede Carmody
Whose poor performance – Pao or Kleiner?

Whose poor performance – Pao or Kleiner?

The Ellen Pao case exposes a double standard that continues to be accepted in many industries. By Eve Ash
Push purpose into the corners and your brand will follow

Push purpose into the corners and your brand will follow

It’s easy to think about purpose (your why) around the big things. Much harder is to push purpose into the corners of what and how you do things. By Michel Hogan
Jacqui Lambie creates her own political party; Most Australians think supermarket competition is “not healthy”: Midday Roundup

Jacqui Lambie creates her own political party; Most Australians think supermarket competition is “not healthy”: Midday Roundup

Senator Jacqui Lambie has followed in the footsteps of her former boss Clive Palmer by establishing her own political party. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
How involved should you be in recruitment?

How involved should you be in recruitment?

Here’s a look at whether you better off using an agency, as opposed to taking a more hands-on approach to recruitment. By Leo D’Angelo Fisher
What you need to know about peer-to-peer lending

What you need to know about peer-to-peer lending

Peer-to-peer lending promises to revolutionise small business finance. But there are also risks, both for lenders and borrowers. By Kevin Davis
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