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todayFriday, 31 July 2015

Ticking time bomb for off-the-plan property investors

Thousands face financial ruin because they won’t be able to settle “off-the-plan” apartments they signed up to buy. by Michael Yardney

Removalist company fined $30,000 for allegedly faking online testimonials; Quickflix in trading halt ahead of potential acquisition: Midday Roundup

A removalist company has been ordered to pay penalties of $30,600 following allegations it fabricated customer identities in testimonials posted on its Google+ and YouTube accounts. by Renee Thompson

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Myer drops 100 fashion and homewares brands; Telstra unveils streaming device: Midday Roundup

Myer will scrap around 100 brands from its stores in a bid to streamline its product offering and lift sales growth. by Broede Carmody and Renee Thompson

Iconic homestead closed after business operator goes bust

The company that leased an iconic homestead southwest of Melbourne has collapsed, leaving locals concerned about the heritage-listed property. by Broede Carmody

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Joe Hockey to consider “Buffett rule” to tax the rich; Nathan Tinkler buys up 7% of Australian Pacific Coal: Midday Roundup

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has said he will consider the “Buffett rule”, which would charge a minimum rate of tax on very high income earners. by Renee Thompson and Eloise Keating

Monday, 27 July 2015

Former Grill’d worker reinstated amid pay dispute; NAB refunds customers $25 million: Midday Roundup

Gourmet burger chain Grill’d has been forced to reinstate a former employee who was sacked after disputing her rate of pay. by Broede Carmody

Male grooming salon linked to former AFL player goes into administration

A men’s grooming salon in South Australia linked to former AFL player Tony Gray has been placed in voluntary administratio by Renee Thompson

Friday, 24 July 2015

Pet care business falls over into voluntary administration: “We’ve literally shed blood, sweat and tears … but it wasn’t enough”

A Queensland-based pet care business has collapsed into voluntary administration, with the operators saying they have had to close the businesses “with very heavy hearts”. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Nathan Tinkler’s bid to take over Orca Energy falls through; Retailers welcome action on GST-free loophole: Midday Roundup

Former mining magnate Nathan Tinkler’s attempt to engineer a reverse takeover of Orca Energy appears to have fallen through following discussions between Orca and the Australian Securities Exchange. by Broede Carmody and Eloise Keating
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