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todayFriday, 4 September 2015

Allan Fels to review 7-Eleven’s franchise arrangements; Sydney baker in custody over alleged job ad assault: Midday Roundup

The former chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will lead a review of 7-Eleven’s business model in the wake of serious allegations of staff underpayments and a cover-up by head office. by Broede Carmody and Renee Thompson

Pa figure: Father’s Day set to boost retail figures after July slump

An anticipated 2.1% rise in Father’s Day sales this year might be just what the economic doctor ordered on the back of overall poor results for the retail sector in the July period. by Renee Thompson

The Lighter Side: What people really think when you exchange business cards

Are business cards a genuine means of staying in touch, or the kiss of death for any future contact? by Broede Carmody

Award-winning security business collapses into administration after ATO wind-up order

An award-winning security services company in Adelaide has collapsed into voluntary administration following a wind-up order by the Australian Taxation Office. by Broede Carmody

yesterdayThursday, 3 September 2015

Aussie dollar plunges to a six-year low; International tourists inject $33.4 billion into the economy: Midday Roundup

The Aussie dollar has plunged to a six-year low of 70 cents raising fears the dollar could dip even lower, despite being almost on par with the American dollar just 12 months ago. by Broede Carmody

Australia’s 10 highest paid chief executives revealed

Ramsay Health’s Chris Rex is the most highly paid chief executive in the country, according to an analysis of ASX200 companies released today. by Broede Carmody

Rare Birds founder Jo Burston launches platform to help female entrepreneurs secure investment

Entrepreneur Jo Burston is hoping to “cut out the 900 cups of coffee” from the process female tech entrepreneurs usually have to go through to secure funding for their business. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Cabinet stalls decision on effects test; Rupert Myer to step down from Myer’s board: Midday Roundup

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has delayed making a final decision on whether or not to introduce an effects test into Australian competition law in order to prevent a potential cabinet split. by Broede Carmody and Renee Thompson

Manufacturer with $40 million in turnover collapses into voluntary administration

Success Aluminium has been operating for more than 30 years and employs 34 staff across its operations in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland. by Eloise Keating
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