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The ‘Uberisation’ of work is driving people to co-operatives

By Sarah Kaine, University of Technology Sydney; Danielle Logue, University of Technology Sydney, and Emmanuel Josserand, University of Technology Sydney Street protests against popular “sharing” economy...
Virgin “put a target on its back” with AFL stunt: What SMEs can learn from the social media backlash

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AFL Grand Final eve holiday bites some businesses, while others set up DJ events

Next week’s AFL Grand Final eve public holiday in Victoria is a worry for many small businesses, but there are some operators capitalising on...

Economy

Why it takes a community to raise a startup

By Jana Matthews, University of South Australia There’s an old saying that it takes a whole community to raise a child. Likewise, it takes a whole...
Simpler retail and hospitality awards could be on the horizon: Fair Work Commission

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Government chases big productivity goals, but SMEs want the little things

The federal government is turning its attention a "productivity" agenda, but one of Australia’s most prominent retail figures says there’s a lot of work...
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Small business urges Scott Morrison to focus on jobs to fix the budget, not debate over “taxed and taxed-nots”

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison took on the “taxed-nots” yesterday when he conceded that Australia has a revenue problem, but leaders in the small business...
Further interest rate cuts on the way: Five takeaways from Glenn Stevens’ views on the Australian economy

Economy

RBA cuts official cash rate to new low of 1.5%

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the official cash rate by 25 basis points to a new low of 1.5% for the month...
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Economy

Privatisation is lifting prices and hurting the economy: ACCC chief Rod Sims

The privatisation of public assets is “severely damaging” the Australian economy by lifting prices and hampering productivity, according to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...
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NSW retains number one spot in state economy rankings: Report

New South Wales is still the best-performing economy, according to the latest installment of CommSec’s biannual State of the States report. CommSec ranked NSW ahead...
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Economy

Wowed by Wagga: A visit to the leading regional startup hub

By Monica Wulff As a city kid growing up I thought of Wagga Wagga as one of those far off places in NSW. These days Wagga’s getting...
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Australian household incomes and wealth stall, as the divide between the young and old grows

By Roger Wilkins, University of Melbourne Poverty in Australia has declined, welfare reliance has stabilised and long-term poverty is becoming rare - but overall economic wellbeing...
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10 ways to grow your business and make more money in 2008

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SMEs have been dealt an uncertain hand – by the economy, a new government, and by the business outlook – but winning growth and...

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